[KM Project] Journal: Week 3

Day 11 Mon. 06/19 As some of you may have noticed, many photos in the previous two blog entries have been taken down or switched. This happened because, in one of my conversations with Professor Hamilakis about my ongoing sculpture project, he told me that I cannot post any photo depicting things directly related to the excavation due to the regulation of the Greek Archaeological Service. This is not a …

[KM Project] Journal: Week 2

Day 6 Mon. 06/12 It rained heavily in Neo Monastiri over the weekend. In order to protect our trenches from being destroyed by the storm, the supervisors had to run over to the site and cover the trenches with giant plastic sheets. Well, this solved the problem of the water getting in contact with the soil, but it creates another one: the plastic and the water together made the trenches …

Artisanship, An Origami Rose Project

Ever since the beginning of Industrial Revolution, the term “artisanship” seemed to disappear from people’s life. Quantity became the ultimate destination, and quality was valued less. Having been practicing Chinese calligraphy for nine years in my childhood, I understand the true meaning of “artisanship”: it is about having a tremendous amount of patience, paying attention to numerous details, and not compromising until the end. Such characteristics can be found in many …