Half Ocean Half Flame
The title of the work 'Half Ocean Half Flame' is adapted from a romance novel by Chinese novelist Wang Shuo. The novel was published in 2000 before a movie adaptation in 2008.
The hand-bound booklet was made from large sheets of paper which have been printed on both sides with a colour gradient slowly changing from blue to red.
The artist has imprinted a few circle marks on the four corners of both sides of the paper before the print was cut into pages. After the pages were bound, the artist found these pre-made marks in random pages, then re-coloured them by mixing blue and red (the same paints used to create the print). The book kept the same title as the source work, but traveled through a different art media, then was named by different artist. Same elements of the colours, applied in different times, pined down different score of time, telling different stories which sometimes seem to be very similar.
Half Ocean Half Flame, Screen print, acrylic on paper,21x14x111.5cm, 2016