My work deals with
the everyday as subject: the most mundane events, the chance encounters and the smallest marks we leave. It is the daily routine
--- rituals that we follow uninterrupted. It is about counting time and documenting its passing; collecting memories, then
later searching for or suddenly stumbling upon them again. All these happen every single day, seemingly without significance.
My work attempts to explore their meanings, perhaps the subconscious reasons we do them and things that simply happen along
The series "Traces" is an ongoing project. The first part is composed of monthly stacks of lint gathered daily
from a communal laundry room. It is a collection of fabric, hair and other human incidentals from various households in the
building where I live; and like these households, they are presented heaped one on top of the next. It is a metaphor for urban
living: a sea of people busy with their own lives, oblivious of each other’s presence, yet interacting so closely. In
this manner, it can also be viewed as a time-lapse group photograph; similar to passing silhouettes of people caught by a
camera set on prolonged exposures.
The second part of "Traces" is half documentation, half fiction. Photos of lint from each stack are magnified
until every strand of fiber becomes a defined line and color. As the stacks fast forward time, the printed images
slow down time. This allows each picture to become the starting point of recollections and imaginations.