Project Description


ZHANG Haomin

Landscape Architecture, Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design

“Desire and Destruction”

A word from the artist :

“The work is divided into two parts. The smaller part uses moss, leaves, fruits, petals, and green pigments to create a green, dreamy world. Another larger section is poured out of concrete to create a slope, and two hands with various garbage sewage struggle to dig out of the concrete, reaching out from top to bottom to the clean green world. The concrete is inlaid with various garbage, and dark green pigments are used to symbolize sewage. This work wants to express two meanings.
The first meaning: people live in a world covered with concrete, full of sewage, oil and all kinds of garbage. People long to escape from this nasty environment, longing for a green and pure environment.
The second meaning: people’s muddy hands are continuously corrupting and destroying the clean world.”


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.

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