© 2017 by Tai Hwa Goh

EBB AND FLOW

2016.

Photo: William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ.

Screen printing and woodcut on hand waxed paper, honeycomb party balls, Styrofoam and plastic pipe insulation.

I created the installation to delineate the boundary of inner and outer domains of body.

 

Constant inward and outward movement of tide represent the rhythms and cycles of organism such as breathing, heart beat, healing, and life and death.

 

Repetitive fluctuation of two opposite action (up/down, and in/out)-my recent exploration about the boundary between contrast happens (opaque/transparent, fragile/protective, vulnerable/recoverable, and oblivion/memory.

 

I blended ready- made materials (commercially manufactured party balls and Styrofoam pipes)with hand printed natural images, highlighting contrast between joyful tropical fantasies of landscape vis-à-vis a land brashly invaded by fragments of suburbia.