In the artwork Looptone, the deer represents the creator of a repeating loop necessary for a thriving ecosystem. It maintains a pefect balance and the tonality of the repeatations like the day-night cycle in #1 and mountains for weather conditions in #2, which is supporting the respective ecosytems to thrive. #1 can be read as a view from the back of a deer whose body is covered with terrains and waterbodies and up on it’s head the antlers take the shape and function of human fingers which is creating a sun using a string (cat’s cradle). It also resmbles the shape of a heart with veins covering it’s body. Deer has a lot of significance in many ancient mythos. In Greek mythology, they were sacred to the feisty goddess Artemis. Deer symbolize the powers in nature that are not easily subdued. They are native to almost every continent, thus they are able to adapt very well to many habitats. They represent instinctual energy, independence, and regeneration, which stems from their antlers being shed and re-grown each year. Early 20th century poet No Chun-myeong precisely reflected the Korean sentiment in her poem, “Deer.” Koreans have considered them a “respected race” for eons. The concept was born during the prehistoric period, when shamanism and animism prevailed among the northern tribes of the Asian continent, commonly known as the Altai. The deer have been widely treasured from the northern frontiers of Siberia to the Korean Peninsula, then through Alaska and to the Indians in the Americas.
Deer have often been associated with heaven and gods. Shamans, the spiritual leaders chosen by the heaven, would wear the antlers on their head and make clothes with deerskin. They were considered the divine animals that connect the god in the heaven and shamans, the representatives of the god on earth. Colombians believed that the spirits of the ancestors rested in the bodies of deer. Deer by Chun-Myung No The long neck makes him a sad creature, Always gentle and quiet. The fragrant crown betrays His noble birth. Looking at his image Reflected in the stream, He recalls the lost myths, Then in helpless nostalgia, Cranes the sad neck To gaze at faraway hills.
Vaccuum covered with layers of deception giving traces of different identities. Contrary to mask, a guise is more about the unintentional or deceptive presentation of oneself. It may be a subconscious way of hiding one’s true intentions or feelings, and may not be a deliberate choice. A mask is a conscious choice to hide, so, guise can be seen as more honest representation and it may use masks as a tool. In this artwork a figure is formed with layers of masks chiselled to an asymmetrical identity.
The artwork is inspired by The Final Parsec Problem in Astrophysics. Once supermassive black holes get close enough to each other, they stop swapping gas and stars and stealing each other’s energy and everything slows right down. The final parsec problem theory suggests that all black hole binaries will stall out at around a parsec apart (3.2 light years) and time will stretch out to infinity. In this artwork the blackholes take the position of eyes of an entity (Bandit). The surrounding gases, stars and the space-time distort themselves due to the attraction of the two black holes and warps themselves giving the entity a form. In this event, the Bandit Parsec steals the reality as we know it. The Bandit Parsec has his own individual self and personality. It doesn’t have the core qualities of his creators: The black holes. In fact it is created as a result when the potential of the creators or parents (black holes) are challenged to an extent that they stop functioning as themselves.
With hourglass on clockwork, Even lifetimes prove to be units of time Generations of lifespans filling up calendars, clocks, time while making more of it, over and over again. With the obsession to measure, and by identifying time with that, Have we understood it well?
Stances fuelled with ambition and consumption, small wins, few victories, insomnia. Aliances with the same boil in their bloods are tough to come by, The product of our ambitions with limited time in our hands, paws and scales. But we still work together to get there faster; See the fruits, if not eat them. However, are we, cumulatively, short of time or of ambition?
Is it evolution or shapeshifting? And to what measure? Is it gaining complete control If so, over what? Or losing control And if so, to what? We have a bit of ourselves in everything and everything has a bit for us. The strings seen or unseen, do define the liberties of all entities But who or what pulls them?
Receive-Process-Store and spread at times. Ears being receptive to many a things, but aren’t they trained to receive almost everything human? Pools of information, with what we’ve become picky in. Fishing for the things in need, out of everything possessed. This way of doing things, it came from somewhere, Do we get into those depths, Is the Seeker ready for what it reveals? Or perhaps it is better at the banks, appreciating its silhouette from afar.
The slow and steady elevation that a beer provides, and the creature that it reveals, slowly muting everything, that possesses us through the day, or in the past, It lubricates the bones, the passion, the dogged zeal, yet undeniably sculpts the time, binding the bears together casually breaking down the fish and honey consumed through the day.
A Killer In My Ashram
Who’s consuming and for who Is it for ourselves Or for the elders and partners the friends and acquaintances the bodily or mental functions ambitions or regrets And more importantly Do we chew as much because it’s easy Or because we’ve been trained to? Regardless, let’s get the forks and knives, spoons or chopsticks the tools of the trades Let’s not care much nor too less, And neglect this necessity in spades.
The shadows of the past, future and elsewhere.
Void is omnipresent Should make it a god But people too can create hollow, In variety of realms of life We try and inflate and deflate again and yet again out of everything, So much that most of the entertainment and media is based around it So in case you’re tired of reality, Indulge yourself in the fantasy of void. What do you say?