Artist: Lin Hsin-Chen
|“Who Stole Innocence Away?”|
The notion of “challenging a symbol that can represent something” is a question no one ever thinks of. Interestingly, this question leads directly to another question. Many questions regarding people, occurrences, and objects exist within this question waiting for us to discuss and explore. Therefore, it seems to be a design objective that extends to other fields.
Time allowed me to get together with some of my friends and discuss “self-growth” on a regular basis. Together we analyzed the large line picture we drew and assigned one corner of the picture to each person, and referred to these as the “key corners.” The corner that was assigned to me had five lines and for me these five color lines represented five exits in life, five places we can settle into, and five directions we can learn and develop in. They infused me with new thoughts, enabling me to understanding more about myself.
“Key corners” made us consider countless questions, just like the wide variety of question marks images. These images, like human beings, have different characters and represent human intelligence, as well as an unwillingness to realize some questions in life, even to the extent that there is no awareness of self. If people don’t know their self, surely they can’t experience the details of life, not to mention solving all kinds of problems. Problems left unaddressed will become unsolvable, just like it can’t be brought under control once seeds of evil grow into a forest.
There is a Chinese saying, “Sometimes asking is in vain, and that which is not understood remains so.” It means that if we don’t pay attention to what we don’t understand and make efforts to learn, problems will always be with you, bringing negative consequences.
|“Who Stole Innocence Away?”, detail|