CHAN Po Fung
Love Letter, Jan 2015
Mixed Media

《情書》

之前做過一件針線穿樹葉的作品覺得意猶未盡,所以在儲物櫃中找來一條情人節收到的手織頸巾及一封情信做了一件作品。

沒錯!親手寫的情信。可能我們都不擅於用言語表達情感,所以會透過不同的媒介方式去表白。印象中那次我也沒有回信,可能我覺得情感始終難以用文字傳達,而用符號、質感、時間所表達的會更貼近情感的本質吧。

我將信的內容轉換成摩斯密碼,將頸巾的線頭拉出穿過鐵線,用刺繡的方式一針一線將訊息寫在鋼絲網,感覺好像重新經歷頸巾編織時間,用貼近的節奏接收她注入的心思及綿綿不絕的情感。

 

"Love Letter"

After the “A Gift of Necklace to Autumn”, this piece of work is a continuation, made with a hand-knitted scarf and a love letter received at the Valentine’s Day. 

Sometimes speech is too hard for us to express our love and emotions, it’s way easier to use symbols, textures and time to convey messages instead.

I tried to translate the words in the letter into Morse code. From stitch to stitch via embroidery, the message is subtly concealed between the metal gauze. It feels like re-experiencing the time of knitting the scarf, pacing the similar rhythm to feel her thoughts.