Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念
Concept of artwork 設計理念:
Modern Ding is to record the observation of such a change in the family structure. In the past, the ears of the Ding (the handle of the Ding) was designed to facilitate mobile use, so it must be firmly jointed to the body. But in the works - Modern Ding, the ears were designed as a mortise structure, which symbolizes that when the family is formed, at the same time also ready for the departure of the child, and eager for their return as a pulsation to lead the family forward. The concept base on the traditional forms of Ding which implies the social consciousness from the past, and through regenerates new forms to interpret the changing social patterns of this generation. These works aim to record and explore the transformation of modern society, the 21st century's Modern Ding.
Home is the social structure that everyone contacts at the beginning and the most deep-rooted structure accompanying our life. Along with growth and experience, the past cognition has changed constantly. Through the archaic shapes of ancient Chinese Ding to express the transformation of cognition between the past and the modern society. From daily cooking utensils, commemorative vessels to the symbols of power, this archaic symbol not only embodies the profound history to our generation but also intertwined the past social structure and regenerate the modern society. In the 21st century, our world is unceasingly driven by the development of technology, information and international competitiveness, these reasons have led to the change in the structure pattern of the different generation. Family's future hopes and responsibilities are shifting to the children's shoulder. Therefore, children must find ways to integrate the new world and enhance their own strength to adapt and face all the unknown challenges and competitions. For this purpose, leaving the comfort zone given by the family has become a common occurrence for most people.
Subject Leader Ceramics, Course Leader BA Ceramic Design,
Central Saint Martins
倫敦藝術大學 中央聖馬丁藝術與設計學院 陶瓷系主任〈譯〉
Director of the Ceramic Research Center in Hongik University