Loop like a circle and back to zero
No sadness nor joy
No sorrow nor happiness
Actually it is a true story. I stayed in a YULV group hotel in Shaoguan, China. This story is combined with real experience and imagination .
There are many different types of hot springs in the hotel. And there is a circle ‘Swirl Pool’ with a ‘swirl button’. Man-made swirl will be produced in the circle pool if the button is pressed. The power of the vortex is so great that it can pull the whole body whirl round the pool but calm in the center of swirl. It is a very interesting, unforgettable experience.
And that is the part of real experience. Then the imagination fills up the missing story, get the ticket to inspiration and start to create!
The center of the swirl hollows like a little black hole. Will it connect to an alien space if a hand is put inside?
So this is the beginning of the imaginations: Will it be the gateway to an alien space? Where will it be connected? What will happen? Is it possible to return to ‘this world’?
Although it is so whimsical but it is just dealing with the 3 ultimate questions: What is human? Where are we from? Where will we go?
Of course there are no answers in the drawing. It just raises the questions vaguely. Everybody has to deal with their own ‘meaning of life’ individually
Talk back to the reality, there is also water when I put my hand in the center of the swirl. My hand disturbs the water flow and the center swirl is scattered but the revolving still go on in the outer swirl and finally the swirl vanish and the water calm like a mirror again.
This kind of ‘imaginary reality travel experience’ is really rare. There must be an interesting experience to inspire an interesting inspiration and need time, space, ability and patience to finish an interesting work. And the drawing will be better than the travel experience and separate itself individually if lucky enough.
I show this drawing to many people in different countries throughout my travel and there is one comment I can’t forget. Pauline the lovely Irish lady said the figure is trying to kill him/herself by soaking him/herself into a hot pool of soup and turn him/herself into a human potage.
I have never thought in this way but it is such a cool interpretation!
8 March 2015 in Hong Kong
And this is thecircle ‘Swirl Pool’~