At a humble second-hand store, I was admiring a glass with a sailboat etched on its surface. Suddenly, it whispered something to me, so I listened closely. The glass told me a story of a robust sailboat with two tall masts. In this illusion, the ocean was calm and the breeze was gentle. And quietly, very quietly, the boat was sailing out to sea. I picked up the glass, brought it to my studio and was inspired to create the piece, Sailing, just as it spoke to me.
My work is based on conversations I have with objects around me. They tell me their stories, and ask me to recreate them as they wish. All I need to do is simply listen to what they have to say. My object could be anything; a piece of paper, a feather on the street, a glass from a thrift store, or a drawer from a junk yard. I can make my work come to life by applying kinetic gestures such as swaying, rotating, or fluctuating. With my mechanical skills, these movements can be started by a handle, a motor, or even by blowing a breath.
Through my art, I want to draw the viewer to my piece, even if just for a moment. I would like to share an evocative moment with my viewers. I believe art is to feel, not to learn. If one feels anything from viewing my piece, my art is successful.