Silkscreen printing on paper with powder sugar ink, digital projection, found text
Project supported by Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery Artist Village
"Children who grew up near sugar cane farms described their sugar cane farms like this: “When summer approaches, it creates another colorful ocean. After harvesting, there would be much dust flying around, becoming a yellow ocean. The full moon that night reveals a tranquil place, a tranquil ocean….”
Inspired by a poetic writing (above) found in the museum of Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery, I draw an imaginary landscape of a golden sugarcane field lit by the moon to recreate a peaceful moment in the past, which only remains in an old memory. The image is silkscreened on a piece of paper with special ink made of powder sugar. Then the paper is grilled on the fire. At first, the ink is almost invisible, but the image gradually appears on the paper as the sugar burns with a fragrant aroma. When the sugar ink is burnt, the light-dark amber color gradation and the sweet smell of caramel evoke a feeling of nostalgia.