Although in forgiveness there is a clear divide between right and wrong, such divide does not exist in empathy. Empathy starts with understanding others’ circumstances. For a bird whose life had been spent trapped in a cage and a bull that spends its life fighting a toreador, empathy for their adversaries would rather ease their minds. Also, for an elephant whose life had been trapped down by a wooden peg, empathy for the peg would rather ease its mind.
# Spatial Frame Story
When a story emerges within a story, we call it a “Frame Story”. Through careful use of spatial distribution between objects within a painting, I have tried to express a “Spatial Frame Story”. It gives the illusion of a new sense of space within the painting.
#Break the Frame
Breaking out of familiarity is difficult: waking up early, exercising an hour a day, eating less. Routines end up shaping us but imprisoning us from trying something new. I wanted to break out of my frame of habits, stubbornness and fixations. This is what my broken frames signify.
My art is visual; I create works to show it to people. It is often the case that paintings are simply hung on a backdrop of plain white-washed walls. I want to ensure that the concept behind my artwork allow effective communicate between the art itself and where the art is displayed. When working on my art, I emphasise the fact that a painting can be considered complete as a piece of visual art only if it harmonises with its surrounding space. Therefore, I use a lot of material used in interior design to form an intersection between the artwork and its displayed space.