Yao Chen, ‘Dialogue’  2021. Coloured pencil on rice paper. 74.5cm x 33cm. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

Dialogue is a coloured pencil drawing of a clay spatial structure that I made, which by endow the blank structure colour to project the consciousness of Soul. Using traditional drawing techniques and handmade traditional Chinese rice paper to capture the light on the clay structure. The drawing as an epistemological tool explores the consciousness of Self in the energy form of light through the colour and structural combination of a clay structure.

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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.