Driftwood, 2011, Installation

Black ink on driftwood
Dimensions variable

The Heart Sutra, a Buddhist text on the ephemeral is written in Chinese calligraphy on driftwood that were collected after a Typhoon (tropical storm in the region) in Taiwan. The final passage in this text describes moving forward towards the other side of shore where wisdom resides. The inscribed driftwood is a metaphor to help bring one towards the shore of wisdom.

Special thanks to Weilang, Stanley Yen, The Alliance Cultural Foundation of Taiwan, Paw Paw Drummers of Taitung