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The world is a "circle" -- everything can't get out of the "circle".
Carbon, the chemical formula C, is like the missing piece in the ring. Almost every piece of wood, born in the fire, destroyed in the fire, and reborn from the ashes of the fire, sums up some law of the workings of the world. Everything shaped by it seems to be placed in a larger cycle -- "carbon plastic". In whatever form, they are reshaped by carbon, leaving the cycle of their destiny as objects. When the destinies of things are remade, numbered and held by people, this series of actions seem to explain the fate of countless cycles in one's life.
Annihilation series - AJ one
Sculptor Wang Yan's works represent a turning point in his creation direction, shifting his thinking from animals to things, but always keeping his eyes on the endless cycle of life and growth. Made from carbonized wood, the piece is adapted from the iconic AJ One shoe collection. The shoes, with the story of Jordan and his time behind them, are like a flame passed through the sneaker collection, held high by faithful believers with money and pursuit.
The font design starts from "Annihilation" to create the effect of dissipation, which directly presents its original meaning - destruction and disappearance. Meanwhile, it takes the meaning of the laser picture that appears repeatedly in the film "Annihilation" and uses black paper to heat the laser black. The product is removed from the practical object, and then transformed into the shape of another object, while retaining the shoelaces and labels, blurring the boundary between the work and the object.