A Wooden Frame 木框

A Wooden Fram, 2008-09
Wood from a tree, C-print on cloth
92 x 66 cm





In the day of the anniversary of my grandmother’s death in 2007, I brought along with a can of red paint as makeup for putting on her.

Have you heard about a story of roots of trees? They are deep enough to enter other worlds. I broke one of the branches of the tree which was the nearest one beside my grandmother’s grave and thereby applied it to make a frame for the photos taken by my father’s mobile phone.

The wood of the frame and the wood of the roots are from the same fountainhead. Are the roots deep enough to get in touch with the place that my grandmother always gets in rest?


前年的祖母死忌,帶了罐紅油,替她添點新氣息。

曾聽說樹的根可以很深,我在最接近她的墓的一棵樹折了根樹枝,將它做成木框,好把父親當天用手提電話照的相片保存下來。

與這木框同源的深根,能延展觸碰到祖母的靈寢嗎?