Designer, Engineer and Critical Thinker
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Folk Arts

 
 

Folk Art, Handicraft

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年輪 (Tree Ring) is a self-initiated project coming from my interest in folk art in China. I led a group of people who have the same interest to Danzhai, a small county in Guizhou, China. We did fieldwork in some nearby villages, and we were all surprised by the abundance and diversity of the folk arts there. Different villages have different specilisations. Except appreciation, we are also worried about the future of those arts and handicrafts as there are enormous economic and social changes happening in China. The peace of villages in China can no longer be maintained due to economic development and tourism. This triggered my passion for saving ancient arts through redesign, which I will always keep in mind while learning and working.