Landscape Architecture, Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design
A word from the artist :
“Man, from nature, belongs to nature. At the same time, humans live in the natural environment for much longer than in the man-made environment. Therefore, in evolution of nature, humans have already carved such a message in their DNA: natural environment is the most comfortable living settlement.
The closer the relationship between man and nature, the more comfortable man will be. However, the convenience of the artificial environment is also very important, and it is difficult for modern people to leave the artificial environment. The comfortable living settlement we pursue should be a combination of the natural environment and the man-made environment, which is what people have been doing for a long time. I use a collage to briefly explain such a concept. Tree House, the artificial environment and the natural environment are directly combined to form a unique living settlement. Modern house is built directly by a tree; The tree, on the other hand, grow directly in the house. This collage combines a house and a tree forcefully, which directly and surely expresses the idea of harmony between man and nature.
The prototype of this tree is a plane tree, which is very suitable for this combination in the collage with a tall and straight trunk. And it is also highly ornamental, which improves the comfort of the living settlement. The collage is surrounded by real branches, symbolizing the coexistence of man and nature. In this environment, people take care of the tree and the tree serves people. Man and nature coexist in harmony.”
About the IDEARTS
Art can be defined in a thousand different manners. In today’s world, it is increasingly regarded as a way to learn and share about sustainability and green technologies; as a lever to raise awareness on climate change and throw light on workarounds for global warming; as a means to better understand the problematics of our times and the prospects for our future.
For its very first edition, Vadviam’s IDEARTS programme has invited Architecture and Landscape Architecture students from renowned Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design to create artworks intended to illustrate environmental issues and offer solutions for global sustainability.