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Upstream 逆流 (2021)

Location

HONG KONG

Project type

Sculpture

Date

2020

標題: 逆流 (2021)
材料: 非洲木
尺寸: 100cm x 70cm x 60cm

Title: Upstream (2021)
Material: African wood
Size: 100cm x 70cm x 60cm

Introducing "Upstream," a captivating sculpture crafted from African wood and inspired by a profound metaphorical journey. This unique artwork, created using a salvaged piece from a tree damaged during Typhoon Mangkhut in 2018, carries a deep message that resonates with personal experiences and the prevailing societal context.

"Upstream" beautifully captures the essence of a river's low-level flow surging upwards, symbolizing the artist's own life journey and the determination to transcend the challenges of living in a capitalist city. The sculpture serves as a poignant reflection on the relentless pursuit of growth and elevation within a sometimes harsh and unforgiving system.

The African wood, chosen for its organic beauty and resilience, embodies the spirit of endurance and adaptation. By repurposing a broken piece from the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut, the sculpture carries a tangible connection to the forces of nature and the ever-changing world we inhabit.

Through "Upstream," the artist invites viewers to contemplate their own aspirations and the collective desire to ascend to higher levels of fulfillment and purpose. The artwork serves as a reminder of the power of resilience, determination, and personal growth, even in the face of adversity.

As observers engage with "Upstream," they are invited to reflect on their own relationship with the prevailing social and economic structures. The sculpture serves as a visual catalyst for introspection, prompting questions about the individual's role in navigating and challenging the complexities of the capitalist system.

"Upstream" stands as a powerful testament to the artist's creative expression and a call to action for individuals seeking a more meaningful existence amidst the pressures of contemporary life. It serves as a visual embodiment of the artist's aspirations and their desire to rise above the confines of the current societal landscape.

Keywords: sculpture art, "Upstream," African wood, Typhoon Mangkhut, metaphorical journey, resilience, aspiration, life's challenges, capitalism, personal growth, societal context, reflection, introspection, creative expression.

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