When I learned about the oracle bone script, the oldest form of Chinese written language dating from three thousand years ago, I felt a sense of connection to this mysterious language.
For centuries, Chinese people completely forgot about the oracle bone script and its meanings. When first rediscovered and before properly understood, these bones were thought of as “dragon bones” with claims of miraculous medicinal properties.
The “Forgotten Language” is a series of exploration through my own reinterpretation and imagination of the lost language and the lost civilization from millenia ago. I was inspired to name some of my works after this language, to highlight my own spirituality as a way of communication with my ancestors.
This series are made of collages and mixed medias include ink, Chinese water-colour, and acrylic on canvas. As a multidisciplinary artist, I am interested in experimenting with different materials, depending on the concepts of the projects. Exploring different techniques and finding the right material is always important to my development and creative process.