It looks at human control and destruction with a strong Asian influence. Each image contains a hand made Penjing. Originally made by Buddhist monks in China, they were believed to capture mystical energies from sacred places. They were created with Bonsai trees that are carefully pruned and wired to stunt their growth. These Penjings represent human control. Secondly, the backdrops represent either buildings that have been demolished, deconstructed or new buildings that have been built where traditional ones were demolished. Each backdrop has its own Chinese proverb that talks about human nature and destruction. The loss of historical areas of China has been an issue for many years. These represent the human destruction aspect within his imagery.
Jimmy Baker • Louise Collins • Nicholas Constant • Robert Ducrow • Molly Farmer • Jareth Fletcher-Miller • Ieva Gelezinyte • Christine Kirk • Jade Perry • Aaron Price • Robert Roach • Lily Santer • Hazel Thompson • Daniel Warnecke •