Rose, etching and aquatint on copper plates, 24 x 18 in. x 11 (2013)

Rose was started as an etching piece that meant to be printed on paper. However, while I was working on the surface of the copper plates, altering its appearance with chemical and physical mechanism, my original vision shifted: the copper is what I look at and what I touch upon; its depth, weight, hard edges, vestige of harm and its scars (copper’s response to harm) is the Rose; to print it on paper seems to be an unnecessary media.

玫瑰, 铜板上蚀刻与飞尘, 24 x 18 in. x 11 (2013)