Oil, acrylic, glass, mirror, wood, glass, tinfoil, led light, video on the projector
Artist Statement: an illogical parable
Universe galaxy human being body organs creatures good evil earth water fire elements infinity like dislike technology invention building city link construct decline time-space judgment experience consciousness what you believe Materials concept objects actions life forms of ordinary self unique meaning meaningless be remembered be forgotten emotion virtual beyond virtual Plato’s cave enlightenment
All compounded things are impermanent.
All conditioned things are impermanent.
All compounds are devoid of self.
All phenomena are without inherent existence.
All conditioned things are in a constant state of flux.
All physical and mental events come into being and dissolve.
Human life embodies this flux in the aging process, the cycle of repeated birth and death( samsara), nothing lasts, and everything decays.
This is applicable to all beings and their environs, including beings that have reincarnated in heaven and hell realms.
There is no unchanging, permanent self or soul in living beings and no abiding essence in anything or phenomena.
Anatta has a wonder scope because it applies to all doctrine without“conditioned, unconditioned” qualification.
There isn’t anything called a “self ” in any person or anything else.
-Truth and fact, doctrine and law, method and theory are relative, no absoluteness.
-There are three blind people they want to know what does the elephant looks like. So they try to touch an elephant to feel the shape by hand. One blind says:“ Oh! The elephant is a big cylinder.” The other refute:“ No! The elephant is flat and applanate.” The third blind yells:“ what are you talking about! The elephant is spindly!” Our eyes are not blind, but how can we know our mind is not blind.
-The limitation of time, space, physics, knowledge, wisdom, perception, memories, experiences causes us to form an individual ego and pushing us from one side of “what it looks like” to the other side.
-Like Plato’s analogy of the cave, the reality revealed by our senses is only but an illusion, while the truth can only be found intellectually. We can only realize that when there is an existence more real than reality. But the reality is relative, there is no true real reality.
-Time doesn’t show by the clock. Time is the measurement of spirit, just like the length is the measurement of materials. Sometimes it goes quickly, and sometimes it goes slow. Time doesn’t exist without consciousness.
-Good and bad, kindness and evil, light and dark, positive and negative, meaningful and meaningless, success and defeat are just like two sides of a coin. They couldn’t only exist by themselves without another one.
-Prejudice and judgment are based on different knowledge and experience. They are also impermanent and changing. Separate the past and now, individuality and entirety. Not to judge a person from his past behavior. Not to judge an entirety from individuality’s wrong behavior. Not to judge an individuality from entirety’s prejudice.