Flower Shadow, Flower Addiction (series) by Pin Wu, Perth
Water Colour Paper / 29.7 x 21 cm
The cultural and Taiwan nation art fusing together is the main idea that I want to present. The art of paper cutting may date back to the second century. As paper became more affordable, paper cutting became one of the most important types of Chinese folk art. This art form spread to other parts of the world, with different regions adopting their own cultural style. Because the cut outs are often used to decorate doors and windows, they are sometimes referred to as “window flowers”. People glue the paper cuts to the exterior of windows, so the light from the inside would shine through the negative space of the cutout. Normally paper cutting art work is used at festivals, wedding and childbirth. Paper cuts always symbolize luck and happiness. I think I can also play with shadow and bring in Chinese(Taiwanese) allegory, legend, Chinese opera and old story to my art work.