The Landscape of Alone

Artist Residence -  Taleamor Park

The work is about solitude and being lonely. Loneliness is non-logical, because there are people all around us. Yet no one can know what is in our heads.

I had never felt the feeling of silence before. At the beginning, solitude is lonely, I came from a place where I was surrounded by people to a place where I saw no one. But I feel a specialness after participating in the loneliness for some time.

I create a new series in Taleamor Park, La Porte, I read the relationship between my mind and the environment: quiet, solitary, attractive. I focus on the landscape and objects from daily life; they seem close and distant when you look back. There are some things staying with them, even though they seem to be alone; something is coming.

The work is displayed through paintings and installations. They are replying the loneliness through solitude.

Without The Partner, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 cm
(The work created in the 1st week that I stayed in Taleamor Park)

The Rest Area, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 41x27cm
(The work created in the 2nd week that I stayed in Taleamor Park)

The Station, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 50x100cm
(The work created in the 3st week that I  stayed in Taleamor Park)

The Lake, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 60x100cm
(The work created in the 3rd week that I stayed in Taleamor Park)

The Same, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 140x83cm
(The work created in the 3rd week that I stayed in Taleamor Park)

At least they can stay together

The first day in Taleamor Park, I walked around. The cocklebur stuck on my clothes all day, and I didn’t know it was there until the next day. I felt like it might be lonely. Cockleburs are useless for framers, and they will disappear soon. I collected them from a garbage hill, rebuilding them to show everyone; I hurt my hand but, “at least they can stay together before fire.”

My Park
I collected a piece of grass which was outside my studio, and put it into my desk drop. I worked in this studio everyday, this window is the only view from studio. One day, I spent 2 hours looking at the view. I wanted to make my own park in Taleamor Park.

In addition to the 1854 brick farmhouse at Taleamor Park, there are two large barns, a brick studio building, and a large machine shed with total space approaching 10,000 square feet. Studios can be arranged according to need and preference in one of the outbuildings, in the farmhouse, or even out of doors.

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