Chinese landscape paintings, scholar stones, contemporary, urban and infrastructure related engineering are the inspiration for my current body of work.
The Shan-shui (“mountain-water”) school of Chinese painting depicts natural mountainous landscapes traditionally painted enshrouded in mist and cloud.
Since ancient times the scholar stone has been considered a spiritual condensation of the vital essence of the landscape, representing a world in miniature. With stones in their studios, Eastern scholars can get intimately close to nature and wander through mountains in their minds.
My scholar stones are firmly located in time with associations of modern urban engineering projects and prefabricated construction.