Twinkles on Mountains
Solo exhibition at Cafe by the Ruins, Baguio, Philippine
Presented by Cafe by the Ruins and Cordillera Green Network
Nov. 14 - Dec. 14, 2012
I work on the theme of "life on mountain" using soil as colors. I picked up soil from mountains. All of them have different local colors. Soil has both energies to grow life and to return the dead to nature. I think about this correlation in our lives when I make soil colors from mountains. To draw the image of the correlation, I often quote the metaphor of Buddhist philosophy called "Indra's net"*, which indicates infinitely repeated mutual relations.
Indra's net is the infinite net of the Vedic god Indra, whose hangs the net over his palace on Mount Sumeru, the axis of Vedic mythology. Indra's net has a multifaceted jewel at each vertex, and each jewel is reflected in all of the other jewels infinitely.