The Edge of the World at Close Quarters

THE EDGE OF THE WORLD AT CLOSE QUARTERS

August 2020
9.5×42cm/9×38cm/6×32cm/15×41cm
Ink and color on paper

Since early 2020, I started to have a habit of reading news every day, although it was usually bad news.


Pandemic statistics are what I must read every day. Charts of various regions can be found intuitively as a flat world map by some app via mobile phone, in the palm of my hand. The world became so small that some pieces gradually turned red, or black and they finally were connected. It looks like “Hill on Hill in Red” by Li Keran, all the leaves of forests turn red in the landscape while the wind blows treetops. 


When the world is in the palm of my hand, the edge of the world is just at close quarters. 


Thus I began to create “The Edge of the World at Close Quarters.”

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