Chinese philosophy of life
I live in China and receive traditional Chinese education from childhood. When I was young, I thought this educational mode had limited my imagination and ideal. However, those seemingly restrictions have become the basis of successfully dealing with affairs in society as I grow up and thus I achieved a deeper sense of freedom and understanding of Chinese values. ancient civilizations begin disappearing worldwide,we should preserve and extend it.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The fifteen wall paintings which use the traditional Chinese totems, symbolic patterns and flowers endowed with the meaning by traditional culture have explained the important twelve values of China. The patterns are designed according to historical drawing and classic traditional patterns. The purpose of this work is not only to improve the spiritual quality of Chinese citizens, but also to spread Chinese culture and principles to the world.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This series of creations require the painter to grasp the use of writing brush and have a basic understanding of traditional culture for the purpose of recapture the charm of it. The audience will firstly be attracted to the profound Chinese painting and then get nudged into reading the complicated details and meanings of it, by doing so, the content will be deeply imprinted in their minds.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was begun in October, 2016 in Dalian and was finished in December, 2016.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Using waterborne fluorocarbon lacquer as raw material and the line drawing in traditional ink and brush style, the wall paintings are completed in the busy streets with residents passing by frequently. The kids in the neighboring kindergartens would learn to read those paintings and characters with the help of their parents. Since some of paintings are inherited from ages ago or designed based on historical imagination, many parents need to identify them by referring to books, which is beneficial to a deeper understanding of the traditional culture.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
1.75m*8.5m/1.75m*7m waterborne fluorocarbon lacquer
China，Traditional Culture，Values，Line Drawing in Traditional Ink and Brush Style，Totems，Chinese Belief，Moral Education，Wall Colored Painting
If everyone can understand others and share common beliefs, then it would be a society of harmony and freedom. The fifteen wall paintings which use the traditional Chinese totems, symbolic patterns and flowers endowed with the meaning by traditional culture have explained the important twelve values of China. The purpose of this work is not only to improve the spiritual quality of Chinese citizens, but also to spread Chinese culture and principles to the world.
The biggest difficulty is to find the totem that is able to corresponds to the values for the purpose of striking a chord with the people.Since some of paintings are inherited from ages ago or designed based on historical imagination Despite the challenging fact that ancient culture is gradually forgotten, it is one of the purposes to evoke people’s attention to the civilization. we managed to complete the work with high quality to impress the audience and evoke their interests, so as to convey our beliefs in a more deeper way.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Image #1: Creator Yue Wang , society， 2016
Image #2: Creator Yue Wang , Freedom， 2016
Image #3: Creator Yue Wang , Equality， 2016
Image #4: Creator Yue Wang , Fairness， 2016
Image #5: Creator Yue Wang , Rule of Law， 2016
Image #6: Creator Yue Wang ,Country， 2016
Image #7: Creator Yue Wang , Prosperity， 2016
Image #8: Creator Yue Wang , Democracy， 2016
Image #9: Creator Yue Wang , Civilization， 2016
Image #10: Creator Yue Wang , Harmony， 2016
Image #11: Creator Yue Wang , citizen， 2016
Image #12: Creator Yue Wang , Patriotism， 2016
Image #13: Creator Yue Wang , Dedication， 2016
Image #14: Creator Yue Wang , Faithfulness， 2016
Image #15: Creator Yue Wang , Amity， 2016