Image of Unfettered Wandering ( Magnificent Sky)
Zhuangzi once said: “In the Northern Darkness there is a fish, his name is Kun. Kun is so big that I don’t know how many thousands of li long he is. He changes into a bird, named Peng. Peng’s back is I don’t know how many thousand li wide. When he takes off, his wings seem to cover the clouds. When the currents move, then this bird takes off for the Southern Darkness, to the Heavenly Pond." Through Zhuangzi’s philosophical thinking, by means of Kun and Peng, implies that people should change their usual cogitation, to expand their imagination and explore higher levels and shows the artistic beauty of nature.
Looking back on the history of Western fine arts, in the early 19th century, the Nordic romantic trend, artistic creation, instead of relying on the external vision of things or nature, emphasized the irrationality and supernatural factors in experience, trying to transcend the realm of material and empirical, and directly point to a higher level of spiritual conception, and this view is very similar to Zhuangzi’s philosophy. This work is composed of 80Fx3 combined into a 436x112cm triptych large-scale graphic creation, showing the magnificent beauty of the world. And reinterpreted the nature work from the perspective and philosophy of people in the 21st century.
The work abandons the external appearance of traditional realism and scenery, and integrates abstract forms and vocabulary. Through releasing the restriction of traditional image. To avoid misunderstanding of the abstract and vocabulary, the work combined with figurative elements and the use of symbols to expand the imagination. Through the swirling technic to combine with figurative elements, make the abstract visualize, and abstract the figurative ones, the abstract and figurative elements correspond to each other, presents the aurora liked image of clouds and airflow, shows the vastness and infinite spiritual energy. The work is composed of three pieces of 80F. The works can be displayed independently in the exhibition space with three pieces of 145.5x112cm (80F). They can also be in the form of two pieces of 291x112cm and 145.5x112cm, or they can be combined into a triple of 112cm in height and 435.5cm in width.