UnBespoke is an investigation into the use of natural limestone in the production of a modular table accessory that can be arranged in a variety of formations. The design stems from a famous mathematical problem, the Haberdasher’s Puzzle, which solves how to dissect a square into pieces that can then be reconstituted into an equilateral triangle. When the pieces are rotated from the square to the equilateral triangle, the undulated interior edges of the initial square are revealed on the perimeter of the triangle.
This artistic installation tried to describe the similar scene where Chinese and Western cultures collide in Guangzhou and to show the inclusiveness of Guangzhou.The upper transparent part represents Tide, standing for things brought to Guangzhou from other places. Colorful and dazzling elements are loved by young people. The lower metal part stands for Stream, representing indigenous things of the inland that are strong, rich, and meaningful. Characters that carry Cantonese culture and Guangzhou people's life attitude are displayed there in the form of movable type plates.
Often community environments are polluted by the inter- and intra-personal dissonances of their inhabitants which results in visible and invisible chaos in the surroundings. The unconscious effect of this disorder is that inhabitants regress into restlessness. This habitual and cyclical agitation influences the body, mind, and spirit. The sculptures guide, groom, purify, and strengthen the positive "chi" of a space, focusing on pleasant and peaceful outcomes. With a subtle shift in their environment, the public is guided towards a balance between their inner and external realities.
Icebergs are interior sculptures. By connecting mountains, it is possible to build mountain ranges, mental landscapes made of glass. The surface of each recycled glass object is unique. Thus, each object has a unique character, a soul. Sculptures are handshaped, signed and numbered in Finland. The main philosophy behind the Iceberg sculptures is to reflect the climate change. Therefore the material used is recycled glass.
“River To Ocean”, seeing who you are while flowing your way. It combines Kou’s textile work with Nie's 3D wearable sculptures that resemble splashing liquid frozen in time. The models were Nie's 3D design and sculptures as hats, vests, and decorations on their shoes. The wearable sculptures mimic different forms in moments of how water drops on flowers or collide with rocks. This concept is a metaphor to illustrate the moment in life that one who finally finds a true self throughout his/her past experiences. To wear it in the body is a healing journey and also a form of newborn.
Quilling is a paper roll art technique that uses paper strips to make circles, curves by curling and folding, paste them on cardboard to present the 3D effect of the work. This work of art used 1 cm wide colored paper strips, to make large and small rolls to draw lines with dots, draw surfaces with lines, make dense paper rolls through a variety of permutations and combinations of size, shape, color contrast. She tried various methods to find a way that can express gradient colors, and finally made this rolled paper work break the paper's restrictions on gradient colors.
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