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|Title:||變異 — 彩墨創作研究|
Mutation: Study and Creative Works of Color and Ink Painting
Creative Ink Painting
This study begins with images of mutation in society and environment. In the natural environment, human beings used to live naturally and leisurely. This life style, however, is gradually encroached by the industrialism and capitalism. Today, environment is polluted and life is full of pressure, pushing human beings into the mentality of withdrawal and escapism. Pop culture controls people’s thoughts; mass media transforms the popular icons into myths and controls the minds of the people with the concept of fashion. Unknowingly, human beings forsake their spiritual pursuits and abandon the possibility of living with nature peacefully. In this context, this study aims to utilize the concept of mutation, to integrate it with pictorial icons, and to attempt multi-faceted creative works. The sentiments pass through unconsciousness and express themselves with the images. The inspiration derives from Shan Hai Jing or The Classic of Mountains and Seas, a collection of ancient Chinese mythologies. This anthology shows the spiritual, the mythological, and the iconic worlds of ancient Chinese people. Other sources of inspiration include Carl Jung’s concept of “collective unconscious” and the mutual prototype and mental structures of human beings. Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams and his elaboration of the unconscious also contributes to the formation of this study. For Freud, dream is the expression of people’s mental behaviors and thoughts under pressure; thus dreams are full of fantasies and imaginations. The advent of mythology communicates a reverence of the higher realm and a faith in the feelings and spirits of all things. “Unity of Heaven and Human,” a concept propounded by the Han philosopher Dong Zhong-shu, holds that human beings should live peacefully with nature and follow the same rhythm. However, as the result of capitalist culture and emphasis on industrial development, human beings exploit natural resources and damage the balance of natural ecology. Today, the nature fights back and natural disasters abound. In the process of evolution, species feel great threats and have to mutate to fit in this new environment. In this social structure, we see the emergence of “One-Dimensional Man,” as pointed out by Marcuse, in which human beings are forced to live in a mechanical and one-dimensional way. I adopt lizard as a sign for my creative works to investigate different phenomenon of the environment. With its representation in various spaces, I try to express the idea that human beings should face these images of social and environmental mutation and attempt to find out a space of living for oneself.
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