"A Secret Love For The Absolute" (唯爱莫属)
"A Secret Love For The Absolute" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
When we look up and see the vast blue sky or go swimming in the dark blue ocean, we forget blue is the rarest color in nature. There are a few flowers like lilies, morning glories, and poppies but blue roses do not exist. That is unless we’re talking about “The Legend of The Blue Rose” (公主与蓝玫瑰). In Chinese folklore, an emperor’s daughter was to be married soon, her father allowed one stipulation for her suitors. Her request was simple, she would marry the man who could bring her a single blue rose. The first man paid a florist for a painted rose, however when the princess held it, paint dripped on her hands. Another man carved a rose out of sapphire. Offended, the princess replied she wouldn’t marry a man whose heart was as cold as the stone. Next, a man asked a wizard to craft him a blue rose. The princess was presented a wooden box containing what looked like a pristine blue rose. When she reached inside her hand passed through it, it was a mere illusion. Angrily she rejected this suitor as she couldn’t marry someone so deceitful. Disheartened by the outcome she retreated to the garden where she met with the gardener’s son. They trusted one another and he was dear in her heart, she wished she could marry him. The next morning, he presented the princess with a single white rose. The room rapidly filled with whispers and shock. The princess held its petals and declared, “this is a blue rose”. The emperor gave his blessing for if her daughter said it, then so it must be. The couple lived happily until the end of their days painting colorful flowers everywhere they went.
Perhaps blue roses are not as rare as we think.
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2022
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, Vietnamese linen embedded in hand cast resin, teakwood frame
51(W)×51(H)×5.5(D) cm // 9.63 kg
• 1×SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (3+1 spare)×RGB P4 1921-8S-HL3.0 / P4SWD220221-141T/1A/200-A1​​​​​​​
66(W)×66(H)×21(D) cm //22.6 kg
The Freaky Deaky island6 Circus Show” at island6 Shanghai
Wang Chuanwen 王传文 (painting) • Camilla Zhao 赵莹 (art direction & performance) • Kiwi Jin 金子扬 (art direction) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (animation) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (blurb)
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