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 Hope Abounds in the Blue-and-White Garden


 Blue-and-White (referring to the art of blue and white floral patterns and styles in “Blue-and-White Porcelains”) is the most representative cultural asset in the Far East. The blue-and-white crystallization as a form of presentation depicts everyday flora and plants representative of the Far East. When combined with contemporary symbols, an alternative visual experience of blue-and-white flora comes into being, expressing a thriving garden of life and hope specific to the Orient. When we align our being with the world, breathe together with the universe, we reach a state of completeness; such is the concept of “Be complete at any given present moment” as seen in Chinese philosophy and aesthetics. That is, “Each moment exists in a state of completeness and each fleeting moment holds an eternity.” This is a state of time and spatial transcendence experienced in moments of actually living the life, seeing the world not from the angle of matter but integrating oneself into the world. Chinese philosophy holds such view that “at each given moment, one is complete, not bereft of anything.” A little flower at a desolate far corner with no stunning color may be looked upon as defective, but each flower has its reason and value in its existence, which will not alter due to a person’s opinions. We need to learn to let go of judging from a person’s perspectives but see things from the perspective of each life, be it an object or a plant. When each life is allowed to freely go with the flow, we will then be moved like how a poet is and we will discover a complete universe, a meaningful world, within a little flower. This idea is thus called “Within a flower contains a universe; within a grass exists a kingdom.” In this Blue-and-White Garden, each flower and blade of grass tells its own story and each thrives with hope, embodying the Eastern philosophy of “being complete and at ease at any given moment.”


 青花園 希望盛開


 青花是東方最具代表性的文化資產,透過結晶青花的表現形式描寫代表東方與生活中的花草植物,並與當代的符號形式結合,成為另一種青花新的視覺經驗,來表現一個屬於綻放東方的生命希望花園。當我們與世界同在,呼吸著宇宙間的氣息,這就是圓滿,就是中國哲學與藝術觀念中有“當下圓成”的思想,所謂「當下即圓滿,瞬間即永恆」。是在生命體驗的境界中,對時空的超越,不是從物質上看這個世界,而是融入這個世界。而中國哲學認為,「當下俱足,無稍欠缺」,一朵無絢爛色彩處在偏僻的小花,它是有所缺憾的,但一朵小花有其存在的理由與價值,不因人的評價而改變存在。我們要學習放下以人的眼光評量,而是要以物的角度去評量,讓物優遊自在於世界的河流中時,就會有詩人那樣的感動,就會在一朵小花之中,發現一個圓滿的宇宙,一個有意義的世界。只有這樣才能叫做一花一世界,一草一天國。因此青花園透過圓滿與自在的東方思維,敘說著每一花一草都有它自己的生命故事,都盛開著生命的希望。