"Indigo Oriental" (靛蓝梦)
"Indigo Oriental"  by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
“Once I spoke the language of the flowers, Once I understood each word the caterpillar said... How did it go? How did it go?” - Shel Silverstein
In October of 1986 Yulan Magnolia (玉兰花) was chosen to be the city flower of Shanghai. It’s a much-loved flower in China, known as the welcomer of spring setting off sweet, lemony scented blooms throughout the streets. The combination of apple and magnolia together forms the phrase yù táng fù guì (玉堂富贵) meaning “a wish for wealth and honor”. Flowers speak in hues and scents, only to those willing to listen. Pink, green, and blue butterflies dance to their chatter in a whimsical act of devotion. Amalgamating in the big blue sky, to our eyes it’s simply a mischievous display of play. Did you know blue is the rarest color in nature? There is no natural occurring blue compound to color things blue. For example, flamingoes are born with grey feathers which eventually turn pink thanks to compounds in their diet. Instead, any butterfly or flower you see gets their indigo hue from light bouncing off their external structure, also known as structural color. Alas, the blue butterflies and bluebirds continue their fanciful whirls. The flowers will tell their stories for years to come, while we laugh at gilded butterflies.
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2021
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, Vietnamese linen embedded in hand cast resin, teakwood frame
51(W)×51(H)×5.5(D) cm // 9.7 kg
• 1×SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (3+1 spare)×RGB  P4 L830-8S-1921V3.5 / D180264​​​​​​​
65(W)×65(H)×18.5(D) cm // 21.5 kg
The Freaky Deaky island6 Circus Show” at island6 Shanghai
Dong Zhe 董哲 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (blurb)

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