A gif of the exhibition title, Ambrosia, in Hoss Sharp with various glyphs and images shuffling and replacing random letters in the word.

Chuyan Li

A glyph of a crayon.

A Life (Ren Sheng Zai Shi)

“Nine times out of ten of life is unhappy”
—(Song) Fang Yueshi

"A Life" is a pop-up structured book series with four sub-books "囚 ", "圈 ", "困 ", "囹 ". Through various paper constructions, three-dimensional graphics, and Chinese characters, each book portrays the experiences of young people in current society.

“囚“(Prison): People become breathless as a result of the stress of life and job. The body is not imprisoned; rather, the mind is.

“圈“(Cycle): “Fame”, “Wealth”, “Power” and “Influence” are the four things leading nowaday people constantly involution.The greatest benefit a man can have in this world is to let it go and put it down.

“困“(Trap):For generations, people are trap in an endless cycle of being born, growing up, going to school, going to work, getting married, getting married.

“囹”(Struggle): Harsh words hurt. Words are the most powerful weapons of our time. People are defined by society and spend their lives in accordance with how others see them.

Pop-up structured book series with four sub-books "囚 ", "圈 ", "困 ", "囹 ". The book's texture is handmade paper with texture and a Chinese stamp as the title in the center of the cover.
Handwritten signature from Chuyan Li in black.

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