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I have always been interested in the sealing ability of this material, resin. In the previous practice, I used resin to seal my childhood toys. The audience is only allowed to feel and recognize the objects in the resin through vision, rejecting other senses, and vision becomes the only way to recognize it. And when I sealed the wood parts, the properties and stereotypes of wood as raw material based on the intention of use were completely overturned. What is wood after it has lost all of its functions and its preconceived properties such as 'good plasticity', 'furniture raw material' and 'combustible'? In my opinion, these pieces of wood is a mass of information under the state of being sealed, a carrier that records information at a specific time and place. When wood changes from raw material to a carrier of information, its value also changes accordingly.

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  • Title: Artificial Amber
  • Creator: Yang Li
  • Date: 2020
  • Location: Archway, London
  • Medium: Resin & wood

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