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The Year, 2023

Dimensions: 8.5x11x3", 365 pages

Medium: book of paper cuttings


To start, I used 365 pages, each representing a day of the year. I carefully cut each page into intricate designs that I later assembled together. The unique design of each page showcased the different perspectives and conflicts that arise in our world. As I worked on the piece, it took on a life of its own and became a reflection of the events of the past year and the challenges that lay ahead. It was a reminder of the urgency of life and the importance of understanding and compassion. 

My vision was to capture the conflicts and turmoil of the world in 2020, both geographically and psychologically.  I aimed to express the trajectory of the journey through permeability, arriving at a comprehensive vision from one point of view to another while flipping the blueprints to connect different locations.

To overturn our past imagination of "boundaries," in the past, when we were unwilling to move or change perspectives, "boundaries" always remained there, becoming self-imposed "enclosures." However, the essence of "boundary thinking" lies not only in realizing how our thinking is limited by our "position" but also in flipping the status of "boundaries," redefining them as new "centers." This allows us to examine our position and, in turn, examine the process through which our ideas and behaviors are formed. It also enables the voices and perspectives that were once on the periphery to become stimuli for overturning our thinking structures.

The value of "boundary thinking" lies in both "challenging the original framework" and "flipping"  the existing social or cognitive structures.

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