Will Looped series
Perhaps the concept of free will loops without answer. However, any difference during the looping process shapes a unique individual. Free will can be a useful belief without being fully comprehensible. The mind of the artist loops into suspended sculptures, creating an imaginary space that allows viewers to meditate and face uncertainties in life.
This new series for the solo exhibition employs a traditional crochet technique passed on from her grandmother. Suspension sculptures are meticulously woven with enamelled copper wire. Her grandmother possesses qualities as delicate and strong as the tenacity of water, which influences the artist and reflects onto her sculptures.
Without prior sketching, the pieces are started with experiencing the materiality. Through a meditative process, the artist taps into her subconscious mind, and intuitively crochets organic lines and shapes. The process is a conversation with her own mind to visualize the concepts into her airy sculptures.
The sculptures embodies the concept of non-linear time and a tension between freedom and the limits of free will.
Envision copper wire as time. As the wire is being pulled away from its roll, it gradually reveals what has always existed. A web-like sculpture is formed through looping and shaping. Its semi-transparent quality diminishes and confuses the distinction between point, line, plane, and volume. The permeable sculpture of intertwined wires illustrates the concept about how the past, present, and future coexist simultaneously, questioning the linearity of time and the causality of free will in time.
Through the looping process, a free line converges, connects, bonds, and locks into a faintly discernible web. The enigmatic jewel-like sculpture shimmers from its trapping net, which symbolizes not only captivity but also safety. The crochet technique limits the wire but also constructs the sculpture’s form. The various elements, such as its materiality, the process, gravity, and light upholds the sculpture to its appearance. Similar to the sculpture, our genes and environment not only binds but also shapes us, creating a tension between freedom and limitation. Is our so-called free will a real entity? Or, is it merely a product of different factors such as genes and environment that could be coded and determined? The wire web sculpture reflects light and casts shadow, reconciling the opposites. It questions whether the reality of free will is merely imaginary shadows of programmed codes.
Prophets claim to see the future without predictable implications. Previous precognitions have often become reality, including the epidemic of COVID-19. Some prophets prophesy a more disastrous event will appear soon. If the future can be seen, does it mean destiny is determined, and the linearity of time and free will are human being’s fanciful perception? If free will exists, could we change a future that has already been seen? It continues looping…