The idea of Hybrid series originated from specimens. I was looking at a specimen at a gallery, when I suddenly realized that a death of a creature can be given a new form of life by preserving its flesh. The works of this series are inspired by three most common ingredients that are used in creating specimens: birds, bones, and insects, combining with the technique of Zentangle arts, religious symbols and mechanical parts, and are presented to form the balance between artificial and natural creations.
To finally keep the works authentic as if they were also specimens, I printed the works with screen printing first, nailed the drawings to the middle of customized frames, and then attached a specimen handbook, noted with date of creation, region of creation, and the specimen preservation instructions of the mimicked insect.
Zentangle’s framed handmade specimen version. With the close-up image, you can see the texture of the screen printing and the nails to present the specimen idea.
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