Herds of sheep or cows were guests of the olive grove. They were from the neighbours. Occasionally, I would walk Roger in the grove. Sometimes, he would run next to me if I jog in the grove. He usually got excited when the sheep were around and he would chase after them for no reason (I guess so).
*I am revisiting my first solo exhibition “Oily Records” (2015) and rearranging the images at lohyipei.com*
Oily Records is a series of artworks inspired by the experience of staying with a kiwi family in an olive grove in Hoteo North, Auckland. I worked as a helper in the grove and olive factory for 6 months. These artworks are made on olive-oil-filtered papers that were utilised in olive oil manufacturing process. These papers, dried and reused, offer an interesting natural background colour along with a unique smell. The reuse of oil filter papers was intended to imply the connection between human activities and the nature, as well as culture and environment.
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