ling-wen tsai installation

Migration, wood, oil paint, dimensions variable, 1999

I use the traditional Chinese book format (wood or bamboo pieces bound with strings) to symbolize the vehicle of communication and the origin of civilization. On the "Book" (the surface of the wood pieces), the text is written in both Chinese and English to express my nostalgic longing. This piece was installed on a skylight. The act of looking up at the "sky"--the place we all share--is essential to the work.