Today is the first day of part 2 study.
My partner and I went to Forest Hill which is a really tranquil place.
Firstly, we went to a pretty tiny market, but because it is not weekend so we could only shoot for the street views. However, the angles hung at the market were fascinating.
There were also some colorful graphites around them market, they created a strong atmosphere of vitalness and vividness.
Afterwards, we went to the Horniman Museum and Gardens. I saw many specimen and fossils of animal and fish. I am really interested in the revolution of biology because every creature had to self-evolve step by step during thousands of years or more. It shocked me when I found out how great nature is.
During the research I was trying to found some cooler stuff in Forest Hill, and there came the death head moth.
I always said that that butterfly and moth are amazing little creatures, because they are made of ugly caterpillars. I am quite fascinated by this juxtapostion.
The Death Head Moth looks just normal when it was a caterpillar, but after the pupae, the Death Head Moths grew out a spooky face on the top of wings. This spooky face is grown to scare predators.
There are many other kinds of butterfly and moth that use horrific looks to protect itself, like owl butterfly, polyphemus moth.
They made me think about people who refuse to communicate with the outside world. In the civilized society nowadays, we don't need to worry about the "predators". There's a group of people that over-protect themselves. They don't communicate with other or make friend with other, and always look indifferent or weird. They just like Death Head Moth and they are different with other pretty butterfly because they are going to scare people away before people interact with them.
Today I went to the Barbican Center again, for doing some research on Jean- Michel Basquiat. I had seen his fantastic collage, graffiti, image, and drawings. The introduction said that when Basquiat was young, he had seen a lot of artworks, so I think that’s why Basquiat was having a perfect foundation for his artistic product. He had used special material boldly, like peanut hull, silkscreen and Felt tip pen. Also, I immensely like the way that he mixes color in his work.
After that, I went back CSM library. I want to do some depth research on “Death-Head-Moth-People” that I said yesterday. For my self, I don't enjoy travel with my family at all, so I am trying to hide in front of other. I found some literature of why people would like to stay alone, how to think about the word “lonely” rationally, and why family makes some people feel uncomfortable. I hope I can more specifically understand myself.
I did collages with the pictures my partner give to me. Every photo is somehow meaningful, each one of them is showing a part of the culture of China which is entirely different with western culture. The idea of my partner is very novel cause she wants to analysis Chinese culture with her eye. She said, those cultures are a part of her life, they are influencing her every day. There's a generation gap between Chinese young people with elders，and many of the elders wouldn't change for this rapid development of society, that's made our society quite confusion.
By the way, this topic is quite impressive, but many people had used it, it’s some commonplace, so I’m going to do more research about it, and try to make it fresh again.