Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念
Concept of artwork 設計理念:
The title of this work is derived from the name Ophelia, a name weighted with cultural references. Philia however means with fondness. Origin: combining form meaning "friendship, fondness", from Greek philia"affection", from philos "loving". This work references and challenges classical forms of figurative sculpture to interpret a range of themes. My work implies and is often fiercely motivated by feminist themes, alongside observations of specific contemporary subcultures. This piece is titled to reference and means to engage with the concept of Biophilia, humanities innate connection and necessity to connect with/love nature. It is simultaneously situated at the crossroads of the rioting potential or the potential to riot and a garden meditation. This work defies gender specific interpretation. Themes of death and regeneration are coupled with observations of contemporary culture. It is interesting to me how engagement with fundamental symbols such as the human body and the motif of floral origins, or a skull, can become commercialised to such an extent that it becomes generic within our culture and still in its depiction maintain an aspect of uniqueness.
fired to 1200 various glaze treatments. I have supplied images referring to 5 separate artworks, their concepts and themes are overlapping and the above statement suffices for the conceptual content of the above works.
Creative Producer of British Ceramics Biennial
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〉
高鵬 Peng Gao
Director of Today Art Museum
Professor, Hongik University