Inked Plants

Ink, various plants

Eslite Gallery, Taipei

February 19 - March 20, 2011


Gallery one displays five tableaux of blackened plants: cypress, bamboo, chrysanthemum, plum and orchid. These plants are painted black with Chinese ink. While they resemble classic Chinese flower painting compositions, they are in fact three-dimensional and changing: the inked plants are alive and will grow during the exhibition month.

Rather than painting flowering plants on paper, the ink is directly applied to the objects, in three-dimensional space, with the fourth element being change over time.

© 2019 Jennifer Wen Ma

Jennifer Wen Ma

Littlemeat Productions

New York, NY

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