Kontort Project Space L Xiaojing Yan L Under The Willow Tree

Things to do
0 Love It
Save it
Kontort Project Space L Xiaojing Yan L Under The Willow Tree
More Less
Kontort Project Space L Xiaojing Yan L Under The Willow Tree says
kontort project space
XIAOJING YAN
Under The Willow Tree

On View: January 7 to February 11
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7 from 2 to 5 p

“The willow tree represents strength and stability; its structure and trunk stands firm to withstand the greatest of challenges. Its branches are flexible and strong; they bend without breaking. The willow tree gives us a sense of belonging, safety, hope, and healing. In traditional visual depictions of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin, she is often shown seated on a rock with a willow branch in a vase of water at her side. It is believed that the willow branch has the power to ward off evil spirits.

The cicada is an insect thought to live only on wind and rain drops; it symbolizes the simple life and an incorruptible personality in ancient Chinese literature. Since it lives underground for years before shedding its skin, the cicada is considered a magical creature, and it is believed that it can connect the three realms of heaven, earth, and humanity; it is regarded as a symbol of rebirth and immortality.” – Xiaojing Yan (2016)
More Less

By: Katzman Contemporary