Year: 2023 │ Dimensions: wall installation "Breathing soil" W 1178 cm x H 396 cm; "Market vendors, soil microorganisms, the universe" W 250 cm x H 110 cm; W 250 cm x H 180 cm; W 250 cm x H 220 cm │ Materials: local clay from Madou, Tainan, Taiwan, traditional chinese paper
As an artist working with ceramics, I explore soil as a unique form of artistic expression. While I used to rely on store-bought materials of consistent quality, I've developed a curiosity about their origins. Seeking a more local and distinctive approach, I embarked on an 80-day residency at Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center in Madou, Tainan. There, I collected 24 types of soil from the vibrant natural surroundings, orchards, and farmland. Back in the studio, I conducted experiments to emphasize each material's unique qualities. By using images created with local soil combined with traditional chinese paper, I invite the audience to view soil from a fresh perspective.