MENDING AS A MANNER

 resee

 revive

 rethink

 restore

 rebuild

 reconstruction

を繕う、〜を直す


Mending or stitch are the common methods of repairing clothes to keep it in shape or hold something together with minimal damage. Originated from Japan, Visible Mending / Sashiko is rooted in people' living philosophy, similar concept you also can find in repairing the brocken pottery, which called Kintsugi, these are the concepts of rethink the ordinary things around us, facing and embracing the tough times we have been through, and accpeting the imperfection in our life.

  In this series < Mending As A Manner> ,objects are used methaphorically, by using the Sashiko technique, I was trying to keep the objects stays in it's original form, or creating/reconstruct it into a new form, 

the well-intentioned action of ' Mending' may became contraditional, together with the intangible time, can be seen as external factors or sometimes even a coercive force that given to the objects, changes the original nature of the objects.


Aktuelle Ausstellung:

ERNTE 22 30.10.2022 - 26.02.2023

Museum zu Allerheiligen

Schaffhausen,Switzerland

Nachdem der Cervelat sorgfältig enthäutet, die Früchte wie zum Beispiel Avocado, Orangen oder Feigen gegessen sind oder die Blumen verwelkt sind und bevor diese im Abfall landen, habe ich diese wieder zusammengenäht.Die ursprüngliche Absicht war es, die verschiedenen Lebensformen zu bewahren. Indem ich ihren Trocknungs- und Verfallsprozesse im Laufe der Zeit beobachte, werde ich gleichzeitig Zeuge des Leidens, des Kampfes und der subtilen Schönheit, die sich ebenfalls in diesem Wandel finden lässt.

The Restriced Nature

In this series of works, time is one of the intangible but crucial factors, the fresh mended Lille will gradually wither and fade over time.

visit Museum zu Allerheiligento witness the ensemble of time and nature.

The Restricted Nature- I   

Day 1

Orchideen, rote Faden, 2019

Day 3

Orchideen, rote Faden, 2019

   Day 26  

Orchideen, rote Faden, 2019

The Restricted Nature - II   

Day 1

Blume, rote Faden, 2019

 Day 2

Blume, rote Faden, 2019

The Restricted Nature - III

Orchideen, rote Faden, 2020

The Restricted nature - III

Orchideen, rote Faden, 2020

I Am In You    

Orchideen, rote Faden, 2020

Wo und - Wound 

Grüne Anthurie, rote Faden,2022  

Wo und - Wound   

Grüne Anthurie, rote Faden,2022  

Wo und - Wound 

Grüne Anthurie, rote Faden, 2022

With out - Without   

Day 19


With out - Without   

Day 218


Rosa Anthurien, rote Faden, 2021  

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" When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. "

                           — Georgia O' Keefe

Surgery

Plastic Surgery-I

Avocado Haut, rote Faden,2021

Plastic Surgery-III   

Avocado Haut, rote Faden, 2022

Plastic Surgery-I   

Feige , rote Faden, 2020

Scar

There is no two scars are identical, neither are the stories behind them. Everyone goes through tough times, everyone has trauma, nature isn’t perfect and neither are we, the opposites complement each other as part of a process that flows and makes become one into another. As it happens with our bodies, a scar is a reminder of an experience, a story that, instead of being hidden, should be known and embrace because it adds value to the object, making it unique.  

SCAR - I    2021

Ceverlat Haut, rote Faden

SCAR - II    2021

Ceverlat Haut, rote Faden

Since I've started my mending projects, I started to observing things in different ways, to pay a greater attention to the very modest and imperfect objects, to see the beauty of it. To accept and to appreciate it's own state, and to rethink about myself.

“合”(hé)in the Chinese traditional cultural , it symbolizes reunion, happiness and togetherness. Can embroidering the word "合" on a cut and eaten tangerine change its already damaged nature?

Mending - keeping    2021

Mandarine , rote Faden

Mending - keeping    2021

Mandarine , rote Faden

Mending on the move

I created this work during the time when I and my family visited São Tomé and Príncipe, Africa. The exotic flower Etlingeria Elatior( also called Porcelain Rose) is the symbol of the country, it is commonly found in the forest, and popular for decoration, but for me, it has something more than just a decoration. Surounded by the infinite vitality of nature, watching the flowers blooming and fading, suddenly I felt an inexpicable sadness. 

A desire of protecting and sealing up that kind of beauty and frangibility arised, I carefully stitched up the petals and kept it until the last day of our trip, then I gently unravel the stitched petals and open it one by one, it returned to the state colse to the beginning. 

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Mending-Keeping

2019,São Tomé und Príncipe

Blume, Blauer Faden