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Falling Water

The Falling Water is a set of interactive installations allowing users to change running path around a cube or cubes. The combination of cubes and beaded stream present a contrast of static object and dynamic water flow. The stream can be pulled to see beads running or just put on a table as a scene of frozen water. Beads are also considered as wishes people make every day. Wishes should be chained and running forever as a waterfall.

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Missing Julie

This design presents a frame installation and an interface between indoors and outdoors, or lights and shadows. It delivers an expression while people looking out of a frame to wait for someone to return. Various types and sizes of glass spheres are used as a symbol of wishes and tears to imply the emotion that possible hides inside. The steel frame and boxes define the boundary of emotion. The emotion given by a person can be different from the way it is perceived just like the images in the spheres are upside down.

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Octagon

Octagon: Inspired by Bagua evolved from Tai Chi, Yin Yang and Wu Xing. Through the structural intersection of wood block, metal buckle, the delicate relationship between points, lines and the surface is displayed. Wu Xing represents the five elements (metal, wood, water, fire, earth), heartily experienced through a balanced composition of crafted material making up the Octagon lamp.

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Wood Storm

The Wood Storm is a desktop installation for visual enjoyment. The turbulence of air flow is made real by a wood curtain as enhanced by lights casted from below for a world without gravity. The installation behaves like an endless dynamic loop. It guides the line of sight around it to seek for the beginning or end point as the audiences are actually dancing with the storm.

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Peep

Peep Screen is a modular and adjustable free-standing furniture designed for people to partition interior space and create private space. Users can build their unique screens and adjust them at any time. By combining two Chinese culture elements: landscape painting and oil-paper umbrella, this design conveys the emphasis of Oriental cultures on implicit beauty in a faintly discernible way. The designer reinterprets and balances the aesthetic relationship between the East and the West, the tradition and the modernity in a unique and objective language.

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KanjiLine Tengafuchin

This piece is influenced by Japanese calligraphy and street art. For its motif, several kanji characters are combined in a way that they overlap, and since each stroke stretches and shrinks freely, it is difficult to read all of the characters, Apart from its impressions as a painting, there is an intention to make the viewers infer what kind of story is written as a sentence, directing their eyes to the details. The materials used are gold ink for woodblock prints, acrylic paint, and aerosol spray. The frame is built with wood and is coated with a glossy black paint.

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