Silent Contemplation is a simple title portraying beauty in the purest form. It is a return to the rustic simplicity, plainness and approachability and detachment from life and death advocated by the ancient Chinese philosopher Zhuang Zi. A minimalist title was used for the work to match the definition of modern art and to reverse the materialist and human-first philosophies and mental belief.
The work was based on natural forms that already exist. Careful observations would allow us to not only admire the aesthetically pleasing lines and colors. We would also get in touch with the deeper meaning hidden within. Natural sceneries held no special meaning until an artist processes the sight to strengthen any analogies and metaphors. With this, I was inspired to reproduce the essence of sceneries I’ve seen, hopefully to expand a composite integration of “silence” and “contemplation” that I’ve researched on. I believe that art is to portray the beauties in life, and should not be untouchable. We all need to contemplate in silence during our busy social schedules. A work with a simple title should therefore portray a simplistic beauty.