Floating With UFO and Butterfly
Solo Exhibition by Wei-Chien, Huang 黃偉茜個展
After May 2022, the Bamboo Studio closed , marking the end of my nearly three-year residency there. Now, whenever I want to go back, I gently close my eyes and feel a subtle itch from the depths of my stomach, instantly transported to those sunny afternoons: the sculpting workshop with its half-open screen door, butterflies gracefully passing by—once even landing on my arm, sipping my sweat; backyard cats tiptoeing in, stepping on my creations, then arrogantly strolling out; occasionally, a cobra coming to say hello, leaving behind shed skin as a memento; Dun Dun and Niu Niu (Bamboo Studio dogs) taking turns walking in, their eyes subtly suggesting it's time for some meat!
In the winter nights after sunset, water and mist saturate the atmosphere, and the distant kitchen shadows blur, making it impossible to distinguish between human and spirit.
So many memories, so few words. Receiving, experiencing, losing—under the care of Guanyin Mountain, I went through a complete cycle in Bamboo Studio. As the next full cycle approaches, I present these works as a dialogue with this piece of land, like slow-moving UFOs, gently circling before departing.