Everyday I See My Dream
"Everyday I See My Dream" 
 
“Linsanity” started when Jeremy Lin came in off the bench against the then-New Jersey Nets, and dropped 25 points on the team’s all-star point-guard Deron Williams and his team. After Lin’s perfect breakthrough lay-up draws an “and one” foul from his opponent, he is excited and overwhelmed by his performance, pumps his fist into the air and lets out a roar, as if declaring to all his setbacks in the past: “don’t you dare underestimate me!”

The media captured this gesture on film and his image soon went viral on the internet. For me, this gesture captured a touching moment, a declaration to the sporting world to get ready for what became an international phenomenon after Lin spurred the Knicks to seven straight wins.

I decided to preserve this moment in my sculpture, hoping to express that a moment of eternity had just passed before us. The reason why I applied a mirror finish to the sculpture is to insert a specific concept: when we look at Jeremy Lin, the Asian-American underdog, it’s like looking at oneself; we all hope to be like him, so we reflect our own face onto his, and wish that our dreams would come true, just like his did. Although Lin is still battling on the playing field, his significance already outweighs his performance. He reminds us of the fact that, though life is full of setbacks, we must continue to encourage ourselves, grasp our opportunities, and pursue our dreams!

林來瘋開始的時候,在瘋狂的第一場比賽裡,林書豪對上籃網隊的當家球星Deron Williams,林一球漂亮的突破上籃,引誘對手犯規並且進算加罰,林書豪既激動又瘋狂地為自己的表現揮臂怒吼,彷彿對著之前一切的不順遂大聲的回應:別小看我!

這個振臂怒吼的動作在當時被許多傳媒拍下,在網路上流竄,我認為這是一個動人的時刻,一個宣告,要世界準備好,接下來的七連勝將席捲全世界!

於是我把這個時刻凝結成雕塑,意味瞬間的永恆在我們眼前經過,同時我將雕塑表面做成鏡面處理,是因為我想放入一個概念,當我們看著林書豪的時候,尤其是亞裔的男生,都會有種感覺,彷彿在他身上看到了自己,把自己的臉孔也投射到了他身上,希望自己的夢想也能如林書豪一樣,有個美好的結果,儘管林書豪依舊還在籃球場上奮戰著,但他代表的意義更勝於他在場上的表現,人生雖然有各種挫折,但我們還是要砥礪自己,抓住機會,追求夢想!

這是我作品想表達的概念。
Everyday I See My Dream
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Everyday I See My Dream

W60xL60xH80 cm FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) colored. Feb, 2014
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