Out of the Cave
|關鍵字:||自我覺察;真實;繪本;複合媒材;Self-awareness;Truth;Picture book;Mixed media|
This thesis is a record of the creating process of art works in my solo exhibition and also the background of thoughts development. It records the throbbing and struggle parts of my life experience, and my art works were also brewed and born because of them. I think creating art works is continuous, unceasing life introspection and also like a life track. Life condition varies easily with time and external world. If we want to see how we look like in the future clearly, the only thing we can do is to seize our life axis tightly when moving forward. As human beings, we naturally move forward in the direction of good, and I think the life axis is “beauty” and “truth”. “Out of the Cave” is dynamic and time dependent. It might describe either the reminder of in-cave condition; or the contradiction, struggling and determination when about going outward of the cave; or an experience after going out of the cave. This thesis is themed with my solo exhibition “Out of the Cave”, narrating the process of going out of my own caves. It is also the process of self-finding and discovering my life axis. The motivation of creation started with my own contradiction, discussing what are the things people have to seek in lifetime. Through self-experiences and related art works, I propose the idea that comparing to the illusory narrow and superficial things, seeking true beauty should be the most important goal in life. “Out of the Cave” is a solo exhibition, but more than that. It was also a way of self-awareness. There are always caves outside one cave, and having self-awareness and courage at all times is necessary.