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Suffering

115 x 100 inch

Black, White, and Red Fabric, String

2021

Why can't we stop climate change? Inspired by Buddha's Four Noble Truths, I demonstrate the relationship between human behavior and climate change by using three different fabrics: red silk, black flannelette, and white polyester. They symbolize desire, suffering, and redemption. By encircling the red silk with black flannelette, I show the causal relationship between desire and suffering. The "redemption" passes between the two and extends upward, representing freedom from suffering. Through photography, I incorporated body gestures with the installation to further demonstrate the process, thinking, and hoping we can learn the lesson and mitigate climate change. 

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