漩渦Swirl

迴環往復、一切歸零

無悲無喜、無哀無樂

 

 

其實這是個真實故實,我去了中國韶關旅行,在「經律論」酒店泡温泉,加上想像,創作了這個半真實半虛構的作品。

 

韶關「經律論」酒店有很多不同款温泉,其中有個圓形的「漩渦池」,池邊有個「漩渦製」,一按即產生人造漩渦,渦流力量驚人,足令人體隨渦流旋轉,當人體陷入漩渦中央,反覺平靜,外暈內穩,是個很有趣、很難忘的温泉體驗。

 

以上就是真實體驗部份,然後展開想像,補白剩下的虛構旅程,取得靈感車票,出發畫畫去!

當人在漩渦時,漩渦中央凹陷,形成小黑洞,伸手其中,會通向異世界嗎?

這畫就是以此展開的想像作品:如果這就是異世界的入口呢?會通往哪裏?會發生甚麼事?還能回來「原本的」世界嗎?

雖然非常異想天開,但要處理的,還是終極三問:人是什麼?從何而來?又往何處?

當然這畫無答案,只是隱晦地勾起問題,每人還得面對各自「人生的意義」。

 

 

說回現實,當我的手放入了漩渦中央,「風眼」內也是水,伸手入風眼反而擾亂了水流,漩渦中央部份很快被打散,變成中央平靜,外緣繼續轉,最後復歸平靜,水靜無痕。

 

 

 

這種「真實想像遊記」的經驗可遇不可求,要遇上一段有趣的經驗,這段經驗又要能啓發更有趣的靈感,還要有時間、空間、能力、耐性去完成超級有趣的作品,最後作品凌駕於旅遊經驗,獨立出來,完成得了真的只能用「幸運」來形容。

 

 

當我旅行時,很多不同國家的朋友看過這畫,愛爾蘭的寶蓮女士給我一個很難忘的回應。

她說畫中人物自投熱湯,變成人肉羹湯,正在自殺。

她的回應好正呀!

畫這畫時我從未如此想過呢。

 

 

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!

2015年3月8日於香港

8 March 2015 in Hong Kong

這就是漩渦池真身啦~

And this is thecircle ‘Swirl Pool’~