We may not see them again，unless________.
By combining the four mediums of painting, sculpture, installation, and sound, I depict a coral ecosystem that is gradually falling apart because of the effects of global warming.
Using a combination of lacquer, translucent plastic, steel frames, and light sets, I created an octopus-like and colorful installation representing the vibrant coral ecosystem. For the two lacquer paintings, I used lacquer and abalone shells to create various beautiful but fragmented textures, representing the coral ecosystem that is eroding because of climate change. For the sculptures, I made the scene of algae overrunning the coral skeleton after the complete death of the coral. In the sound work, I combine whale-like calls with ethereal singing to present a harmonious coexistence between human and natural surroundings.
The technique I use in this series comes from the art of Chinese lacquer, a craft with a history of thousands of years. Lacquer is an organic material with unique redox characteristics. When it contacts the air, its color will rapidly become dull because of oxidation, and then it will gradually return to its original state. Using its characteristics, I convey the idea that we can slowly restore the ecosystem with proper protection.