“The wood from the woods” comes from Xu Shen’s “Shuo Wen Jie Zi”. Where the wood comes in, the surplus is used as the bamboo shoot of the virtual one. There is a common saying that there is a bamboo shoot, and the meaning of the word itself is to talk about it. To say “窍” to ““” is the name of the work. “Instruments” not only reflect the ancients’ understanding of formal beauty in the form of formal language, but also convey the invisible “Tao” through tangible “devices”, thus breaking through the universal material meaning of “instruments” and reaching the spiritual artistic conception of pursuing the value of life. While presenting the intentions of producers, artifacts also convey the mood of producers to users. However, most of the artifacts are now made by machines and are over-packed or publicized. The producers do not care, and the same users do not care. “In people’s imagination, artifacts are short-lived. They are only produced to satisfy momentary needs or to cause temporary attention. The quality is poor, and the packaging is fragile and cannot be used for a long time.” The relationship between people and utensils is loose and easy. After being quickly filled, they are rapidly abandoned. People’s “feelings” for utensils mostly come from momentary needs, love at first sight, love, brand or price, but this kind of emotion is easily replaced, too many temptations and too many substitutes. It’s very hard to want a beautiful object that will keep you around forever. Therefore, we extract the symbolism of the artifacts from the skeleton and use it as the basic creation.
Author: Hyder Wong