Insect series 昆蟲系列

I have a small balcony garden, deep in a dense part of the city. There are many small insects in and around it, including plenty of the hated mosquito. Sometimes I get rarer visitors I usually see in the mountain forests. I don't know where they are coming from, as the nearby rivers are both buried under Anhe and Keelung roads. The nearby parks are all small and mostly paved. I began to draw them, but with huge cities growing over them, much as Taipei has grown over most of its urban rivers and forests. Some of the cities are completely imagined (Dragonfly or Hornet). Others are created from either a place in my own life (the mills of Luna Moth), or simply somewhere that inspired me (old New York and Detroit in Dragonflies).

生活在台北的市中心,我擁有一個小小的陽台花園。在花園裡有許多小昆蟲置身其中,包括那些另認厭惡的蚊子,但有時也會有一些我曾在山上見過的昆蟲光臨。當鄰近的河川圳道都已被加蓋成為現今的安和路和基隆路,加上附近的綠地也都只是鋪設了地磚的小公園,我不知道這些山中昆蟲究竟從何而來。於是我開始繪製這些現身在陽台花園的山中昆蟲。不僅止於寫實描繪,我還畫了巨大的城市地景在昆蟲的身體與翅膀上.  

Dragonflies 蜻蜓們

Dragonflies was exhibited from April 21st to 25th 2016 at Art Revolution Taipei. It was a finalist in the International Artist Grand Prize.

mantis and grasshopper 螳螂和蚱蜢

Dragonfly 蜻蜓

dragonflies with hibiscus and hinoki 蜻蜓跟槿花和絲柏葉 (Old chiayi city 歷史嘉義市)

Hornet 馬蜂

Luna Moth 月神蛾

Firefly 螢火蟲