Architecture, Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design
A word from the artist :
“When we were young, we listened to the story of crows drinking water and praised the wisdom of crows
But if the story happened now, is the water that the crow found really clean? What will the modern version of crows look like when they drink water?
Idea of work creation:
Inspired by Lu Xun’s “New Stories”, he changed the era background of the classic fable of crows drinking water into the present or future when the environment was seriously damaged, showing the harm of water pollution and other environmental pollution to animals and plants. He hopes to use this work to warn people, appeal to everyone to protect the environment, and not let the “crows drinking water” heard by future children become this version.
In the form of comic strips, try to present a feeling of hand drawn graffiti in the strokes and style of painting, hoping to make the work more childlike and present a kind of bedtime story effect.
The first three chapters of the four pictures choose to feature the main body to weaken the problem of environmental pollution. The last one is the description of the whole environment after the crow died from drinking the polluted water. It is more straightforward, forming a contrast before and after, making the last picture more powerful.”
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.