The tree inhales, a temporary crystallization of carbon , holding it within the wood. Each year a ring of growth, jacketing the previous year , a molecular signature of the atmosphere, an annual archive of our biosphere.
Tree and atmosphere make each other, plant being a crystallization of carbon and air, but what is air? ………………….Air is 400 million years of forest breath.
The two paintings above are currently showing in Xishuangbanna State art Musuem in the group exhibition “Rhythm of Life” curated by Gao Xiang and Zhou Rui. These paintings were made during the November artist residency.
Many thanks to Xishuangbanna artist Han Xuan 罕璇 ( Nam) for this video.
Media link to the group exhibition Rhythm of Life
A huge thank you to curators Goa Xiang and Zhou Rui all those wonderful people involved with both the residency in Menglun and the people who worked so hard make the exhibition a success in Jinghong, Yunnan,