洗心 | Saṃsāra
“In my beginning is my end, in my end is my beginning” from T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets that inspired me to compose four visually distinct paintings which form a horizontal tetraptych that can be viewed concurrently as a monoscenic narrative as well as a continuous narrative unfolding over time. Abstraction in this case prevents all reading of content thus invites an examination on the very structure of the work: installing the work in the turn at a corner interweaves the end and the beginning by suggesting a pause, then a return, to reread these paintings in a reverse order. This structure and presentation refer to traditional Chinese narrative book forms such as long horizontal scrolls and accordion fold albums of which a cyclical sense of time evokes an awakening in the eternity.