What is the significance of biblical references in your work?
The title of the piece, in reference to biblical context, explicitly aims at my strong interest in a specific subject matter– Man’s original sin. Through entitling this sculpture “Another Hangover of Adam”, it can be considered as an effort to elicit a mockery / self-mockery of all “sinners”. The word ‘Another’ connotates the reoccurrence of mortal misdeeds.
That pattern of perpetual sin is a doomed fate, when helplessness of human not only becomes a condemnation of man’s character, it is also a curse of their morals, ethics, ideologies, standards, rules, law, habits and common practices that they have constructed for themselves … probably all out of fear.
How important is it to support the work of artists in Asia-Pacific?
In the past, the term ‘Asia-Pacific Art’ is not a terminology commonly used in the history of art. There were only two categories: art and primitive artifact in the book. Entering the Post-Modern era, pluralism, dualism and minority art emerged as an international concern. Supporting the work of artists in Asia-Pacific becomes a matter of importance since it will help flourish and impel diversity. It also reminds people that artists are not an isolated species. Incorporating creativity besides European and North American can unleash a stronger and better inspired community.