Snow White Silver 白雪銀

Snow White Silver, 2014
Aluminum cans, handmade boxes on pedestals
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“Coke” is an art piece part of the series “Soft Drink Cans”. Soft drink cans are kind of mass production product. Different manufacturers add different patterns and colors for their product. It is normally pleasant to drink with those elements and flavor. However, the cans turn to scrap metal when they are done. What do industrialization bring to us? It brings us unified mechanical techniques, sustainable exploitation towards natural resources and endless dumping of waste. There is inevitable contradiction between nature and modern live of humans.

I have collected different types of soft drink cans. Through carving and sanding, I have removed their color and left the black and white words. Behind the vivid beauty, the cans own strong appearances of industrialization along with smell of rust. When you see a can with this changed outlook, you may think that they are more like an “object”. Have you thought about that when the surface of a can is being sanded, the metal powder may enter the can? In fact, things inside the cans have been all along on the brink of danger.


罐裝飲料是一種大量生產且風行世界的工業製品,不同廠商均在其產品的外觀上添加各樣的圖案及顏色,人們歡愉地飲用過後,就已淪為金屬廢料。工業化帶來的到底是怎樣的光景?統一的技術、機械;持續地開發自然資源以及傾倒廢料。當中永恆的矛盾是,個體思想在體制化的結構下並不重要;自然與人類的現代生活又本質地相違背。

經過多於一個世紀的發展,飲品罐原生物料的感覺不斷被加以雕琢,就如目下鋁罐被粉飾得美侖美奐,亦有著各種模樣。然而,歷史的足跡是否還藏於內?我藉罐裝飲料作為對工業種種的引申,收集了不同地方出產的各式種類,透過雕刻,將色彩磨滅並保留著那黑白灰色的文字。霓裳背後隱藏的原始工業化製品面貌,還有鐵鏽的濃烈氣味,因此同時被重新顯露出來。當再面對著這些已改變外相的製品,你也許會認為它比以往更像一件物品。還有,想過罐面磨擦時細緻的金屬粉末可有進到內裡的可能嗎?被包裹著的,其實一直在危險的邊緣上。