“From my perspective, an artist makes split-second personal choices that irrevocably determine the outcome of his/her artistic output and practice. Cartier-Bresson called this ‘The Decisive Moment’. My new series, “Refocus: Dragon” refers to this act of choosing in a split second a particular frame capturing only what I have seen.
In my latest work, “Refocus: Dragon”, I’ve gone in search of “dragons”, wherever I can find them, in many unexpected places, around Beijing. While chasing dragons, I discovered many things. I found new dragons made to look old, and often wondered, “Why embellish already old sites with fake new dragons?”
“Why am I finding many more dragons than I could ever imagine?
“Why does the dragon give us a warm feeling of familiarity and personal orientation?”
“Does the appearance of the dragon increase sales?”
I am collecting dragon visual imagery around Beijing, and enlarging pixels to refocus my data, in hopes of more closely capturing my split second choices during my on-going investigation.