LIFE-SCAPE

I wonder if there is a place people have never set their feet in…? Life-scape is my visual narrative through exploring the meaning of landscape that has been shaped and shifted by human intervention.

Sheep on a Fell (Diptych)
Sheep on a Fell (Diptych)

Japanese sumi ink & acrylic on canvas / 457 x 356 mm (18 x 14 in) per canvas / 2021

Sheep on a Fell (Diptych)
Sheep on a Fell (Diptych)

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Sheep on a Fell (Diptych)
Sheep on a Fell (Diptych)

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Calf
Calf

Japanese sumi ink, acrylic medium, acrylic gold on aluminium plate / 300 x 300 mm (11⅘ x 11⅘ in) / 2019

Calf
Calf

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Mid Summer
Mid Summer

Japanese sumi ink, acrylic medium, acrylic gold on aluminium plate / 300 x 300 mm (11⅘ x 11⅘ in) / 2019

Mid Summer
Mid Summer

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On a Meadow
On a Meadow

Japanese sumi ink, acrylic medium, acrylic gold on aluminium plate / 300 x 300 mm (11⅘ x 11⅘ in) / 2019

On a Meadow
On a Meadow

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Ruined Stone Wall
Ruined Stone Wall

Japanese sumi ink, acrylic medium, acrylic gold on aluminium plate / 300 x 300 mm (11⅘ x 11⅘ in) / 2019

Ruined Stone Wall
Ruined Stone Wall

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Snowy Fell
Snowy Fell

Japanese sumi ink & acrylic on paper/ 160 x 260 (6¼ x 10¼) mm/ 2018

Snowy Fell
Snowy Fell

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Yellow
Yellow

Japanese sumi ink & acrylic on paper/ 160 x 260 (6¼ x 10¼) mm/ 2018

Yellow
Yellow

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Sheep on a Fell
Sheep on a Fell

Japanese sumi ink & acrylic on paper/ 160 x 260 (6¼ x 10¼) mm/ 2018

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   I wonder if there is a place people have never set foot in…? I wonder how the landscape has been shifted and transformed by human intervention, or human experiences have been affected by the landscape? 

     I explore to create a series of narratives with my visual language by capturing and delineating the human experience in its unique history, culture and contemporary understanding through gathering the threads of its story. It's neither simple landscape nor boring reproduction of photographic images but a narrative without words for an attempt to extract the core essence of human experience in the post-millennial era. It is, in other words, my exploration of the potential of a metanarrative once Jean-François Lyotard mentioned. It should be "the Open Work" as Umberto Eco once wrote, which can recall the fragments of core memory of human experience handed down from ancient days by means of fixating images of "today" reflected on my eyes in the course of history. This is my aim in life-scape.