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April 2020

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My inspiration comes from reflecting on a particular experience - one day when I picked up a book and opened it, a piece of paper fell out. At that moment, I thought that the paper could be thought of as a separate element - the content and the text. So, I began to record this wonderful moment of "falling off" and "separating" using a range of creative strategies. The original idea was to keep a separate state between the text and the book to highlight the power of Book Arts. Because Book Arts this course will be suspended, I want to record this moment forever.

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I think the visual arts are flexible and elastic. In some ways it could be considered as a more layered or richer in its function than visual communication and graphic designwhose role is to be more direct. As someone who has studied environment design this way of thinking is very similar to deconstructivism in architecture. The core theory is the antipathy to structure itself, the belief that the symbol on its own can reflect the truth and that the study of individual elements is more important than the study of the whole structure.

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If I think about the concept of decomposition, with its emphasis on breaking, stacking, recombining, I believe it focuses importance onto the idea of individuality, of the parts themselves, against the overall unity. It is this way of working that enables me to create a sense of fragmentation and uncertainty.

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