Icebergs are interior sculptures. By connecting mountains, it is possible to build mountain ranges, mental landscapes made of glass. The surface of each recycled glass object is unique. Thus, each object has a unique character, a soul. Sculptures are handshaped, signed and numbered in Finland. The main philosophy behind the Iceberg sculptures is to reflect the climate change. Therefore the material used is recycled glass.
“River To Ocean”, seeing who you are while flowing your way. It combines Kou’s textile work with Nie's 3D wearable sculptures that resemble splashing liquid frozen in time. The models were Nie's 3D design and sculptures as hats, vests, and decorations on their shoes. The wearable sculptures mimic different forms in moments of how water drops on flowers or collide with rocks. This concept is a metaphor to illustrate the moment in life that one who finally finds a true self throughout his/her past experiences. To wear it in the body is a healing journey and also a form of newborn.
Quilling is a paper roll art technique that uses paper strips to make circles, curves by curling and folding, paste them on cardboard to present the 3D effect of the work. This work of art used 1 cm wide colored paper strips, to make large and small rolls to draw lines with dots, draw surfaces with lines, make dense paper rolls through a variety of permutations and combinations of size, shape, color contrast. She tried various methods to find a way that can express gradient colors, and finally made this rolled paper work break the paper's restrictions on gradient colors.
Turtle Granting, Colorful Silk Granting, Safety Granting. The unsophisticated Penghu inherits the emotions of generations and collective memories over the past hundred years. The veins of the turtles are portrayed with the wave patterns, meaning that every struggling fisherman on the sea can ride the waves to come back safely. The colorful stacking and clustering represent the richness of marine resources, praying that this island and ocean can forever coexist and prosper, and hoping that through praying over the crystal ball everyone wishes can come true.
Evolve is a cosmic kaleidoscope that changes colors as viewers walk by. At dawn, Evolve refracts sunlight into a dichromatic rainbow throughout the lobby of Leidos Inc. Visitors are welcomed in with playful colored shadows that move throughout the day. Evolve is gracefully suspended by aircraft cable, and uses NASA developed dichroic Plexiglas to create a space age feel. The sculptures apex features a Penrose triangle proving that this once thought impossible object can, in fact, exist.
White veins in river stones lead to random patterns on the surfaces. The selection of certain river stones and their arrangement transforms these patterns into symbols, in form of Latin letters. This is how words and sentences are created when stones are in the right position next to each other. Language and communication arise and their signs become a supplement to what is already there.