A Returning of A One that Must be Loved I

    2015 - 2022

    8 - year interactive project, a hide and seek game longing for healing, and a journey home

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    "The end of the world comes, however not to pave this world with grey and terror, but to find the last drip of pure emotion and give the colors back to earth"

    A Returning of A One That Must Be Loved is an eight year interactive project consists of 8 paintings done with watercolors and markers, and a music piece composed to describe the story behind these paintings. Each year or two, a travel is done to “hide” the paintings in different countries, intending to leave out clues by the year 2022 for people to look for these paintings. The final production of the music piece will be given to those who come back with one or more paintings of this series and return it/them to me. The production of the music will be constructed and composed with samples collected during the travels. This painting series is a reconciliation of the loss culture in Chinese and western folklore and a bio-testor of fiction and reality, starts with metaphoric exploration of cthulhu from H.P. Lovecraft, ends with the character built from children passed in the actual event of Sichuan earthquake in 2008.  The piece is aiming to the independent experience of self observing, traveling, learning, contemplation, thus healing.

    Story lines from painting 1-8:

    1. Sea monster finally reveals his existence for the first time as well as the last, a greeting but yet a goodbye to all;

    2. tree struggles to get out of the earth atmosphere, a human tries to grip on its branch as his will is firmed to hope; 

    3. at the other corner of the atmosphere is the face of a human burning to ash slowly, he gives out his last deliberation;

    4. human curses and squander form into a large tumor, gushing out lava beneath the sea monster, yet the last stump stands still as he is not afraid of death again;

    5. volcano has sent its last wish and the song bird brought the good news: "we find it, we find it, look!" ;

    6. CC, the lost last child on earth curls up like he/she/it is now back in the womb, closing eyes and ready to be gone with this world, a drip of tear flows down his/her/its right eye;

    7. it passes the ashed ground, rivers through rivers, broken hearts to hearts;

    8. until it gets home.

    The world crumbles into chaos of collapsing landscape, burning natures, unprepared despair in human minds, betrays in subversive horizontal scale of a family, bodies are glimpses of flare, love as ephemeral peak of emotions swinging elegy in the wind, last words the hope in helpless hand that there to cradle, all broke inside the fountain of what we had become and now ashes we remain to be untouched.

    STORY OF THE 8 PAINTINGS ARE METAPHORIC MANIFESTO OF THE LAST DAY OF THE EARTH, THEY SYMBOLIZED THE NERVES ONE TICKLE BENEATH THE BREATH WHEN A DISASTER COME UPON.

    HOW TO PLAY THIS GAME ––––

    -The one who finds the one/more paintings in different countries, will receive this musical piece that contains the 8-year production.

    -Traces will be given after these 8 years here on the page.

     

    Traces so far:  (see you in 5 years)

    ♪    ♫    ♪

    Nightmare

    Nightmare

    Came way too far

    To the deepest of my heart

    Nightmare, nightmare

    Kissing me way too hard

    Till it leaves an insane scar

    And it flows, better flows apart

    To the deepest of my heart

    (mourn)

    Nightmare

    Nightmare

    Came way too far

    To the deepest of my heart

    Nightmare, nightmare

    Kissing me way too hard

    Till it leaves an insane scar

    And it flows, better flows apart

    And you will hear the Howard crowed

    Then you will see the coward home

    (mourn)

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