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These sculptures are three dimensional reconstructions of my last name (陈). Several individuals wrote down (陈), which I then adapted into sculptures that probe dimensionality, as their flowing lines pivot dynamically across multiple axes, establishing a fluid and dynamic sense of spatiality.

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Rocks from other Mountains, 2022, Installation, 4x7.5 feet

“Rocks from other Mountains” is a composition of rock-shaped wooden panels featuring overlays of papercut infused media. The rock forms were inspired by my father’s drawings and photos of Queshi Mountain in my hometown of Shantou. The paper cutouts were created using unconventional materials, including copies of personal significance during Covid-19 from the Asian immigrant community, immigration forms, and commercial printouts of immigrant-owned businesses. The title is derived from the Chinese idiom “Rocks from other mountains can be used to shaped our jades,” which posits that people of foreign origins are capable of making contributions to their new environments.

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Mini No.1, 2022, Installation, 13x6 inches


Mini No.2, 2022, Installation, 12x5 inches


Rear Identity, 2012,  Aluminum lightbox 6x8 feet

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My 24 Years, 20009, Circular space with lightboxes 8' height, 10' diameter

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