Statement

 

In my recent installation works I draw on patterns from nature and images from daily life, altogether forming hybrid landscapes which blur the line between the real and the imagined, the organic and the artificial, the chaotic and the orderly. The multiple layers of repurposed materials reflect my preoccupation with ephemeral materials—recycled, torn, stacked, manipulated—alluding to obsolescence, ecology, and transience.

My process begins by integrating discarded materials such as hundreds of torn-paper and cut-plastic pieces which normally do not go together, but throughout this process, transform and create new meanings. Assembling these two-dimensional fragments into three-dimensional compositions involves building and taking off, covering and uncovering, marking fresh paper and scavenging recycled material which includes scraps of my drawings, ink marks and fragments of photos from my daily experiences. Like coded messages or excavated memories, the accumulated fragments in each layer document a particular moment in time and present new clues. Only up-close-viewers may discover the hidden content underneath.  Altogether, these merged fragments of drawing, photography and painting evoke the feeling of found objects or trash filled with hidden narratives.