series of the collection I have, also the same concept of adding value into the
normality of the objects, in Chinese Herbology, there are wide range of plants
that we would not think of, which has medicinal properties for each specific
health problems, the way the herbs works is by having a variety in small dosses
which creates a concoction that would aid your health.
Collecting is aim differently by the
audience, as I’m interested how we treat publication as a collection by
collectors. Because I’m trying to portray object with and added value, I want
my audience to have a sense of appreciation on objects, which creates an
emotional sense of reminiscence response. For my publication on Chinese
Medicine, other than portraying about the values of objects, the content gives
a brief introduction about the history of Chinese medicine, then is continues
with pictures of an china town in Malaysia, after that it introduces the herbal
properties on health.
The book is accompanied by a collection of
the medicinal herbs and with a Chinese weighing scale called ‘Sychee’ , I
wanted the book to have a sense of home feeling, and interaction with the book
and the audiences so they would have some familiarity of the set.
This book also represents my family
background and my roots being brought up in Malaysia where there bountiful
different cultural background, I hope that I could create an emotional journey
towards the audience when reading the book.