The Era and the Slogan

A Two Dimensional Mixed Media Work

 

I.

A new era begins with a new slogan for society. The slogans package, arrange, preserve, and speak for societys organic order and environment. Under the illumination of the slogan, society gives off light and becomes thriving and prosperous. Society becomes productivity that interacts with this slogan.

When the era changes, the era has not been replaced; a slogan transformation must occur first. Changes in slogans propel the changes in society and slogans are even more shiny, valuable, and meaningful. Society includes the masses and the authors that produce the slogans; they are like a mirror expressing yin and yang and the minor details of the slogan 



 

II.

The three red slogan signs regulate the previous era from three perspectives. When they are placed in the context of the I-Ching, the three slogans become ☰, the qian trigram in the I-Ching. Qian means yang, above, determination, and management.

The three gold signs in the two slogans appear a transformational operation. When placed with the context of the I-Ching, it becomes ☳, which in the I-Ching is the trigram for thunder. It also represents gorges and roads, further symbolizing those who forge valiantly ahead. The combination of the top and bottom trigrams is the wuwang diagram, like a road through the mountains. The road through the mountains needs to move forward, allow nature to take its course, and not take any rash action.

 

 

 

August 27, 2008

时代与口号

(复合媒体平面作品)

 

一个新时代的开始在于向社会公布的口号。这些口号包装,整理,维持,代言了社会的有机秩序和生态环境。社会在口号的光照下发光,生气勃发,社会成为与这些口号互动的生产力。

 

在一个更新的时代里,不是时代被更替了,首先是口号的转移。口号的变化发展了社会的变化,口号更加放光,贵重及赋有现实意义。而社会,包括大众人民,包括制作口号招牌作品的作者,不过如同镜子一样反映口号的阴阳表情和细微末节。

 

 

红色的三个口号招牌以三种角度直白地规定了前者的时代。放在易经中成为☰,在易经卦象里为乾卦。乾,为阳,为上,有决定,管理的含义。

 

金色的三个招牌在两个口号中出现转折的运用,放在易经中成为☳,在易经的卦象里成为震卦。震为雷,亦为峡谷,大路,象征在道路上奋勇前进的行者。

 

上下合卦名为“无妄”,,有山间大路之象。山间大路,需以归顺,需以前行,才顺其自然,而不妄为。

 

 

 

2006-8-27