Bottles of Oil (4 Images)

中文

Still can recall the fun of drawing these bottles of oil 🙂

*I am revisiting my first solo exhibition “Oily Records” (2015) and rearranging the images at lohyipei.com*

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The Factory (5 Images)

中文

The noise of pressing machine. The scent of olive oil. The repetition of bottling, capping and sticking labels. The scary cracking sound of (me) breaking a new cap. Those days in the factory…

*I am revisiting my first solo exhibition “Oily Records” (2015) and rearranging the images at lohyipei.com*

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Harvest Days (5 images)

English

We laid the nets around the trees. The nets were extended as long as possible in between trees. We brought down olives by using the harvesters which looked like giant forks that shook automatically. Olives would fly down blindly and hit on my face, dropped into my boots and sometimes into my gloves (don’t know how it happened). We transferred the olives from the nets into the baskets and lastly they would be sent to the factory for cold-press.

*I am revisiting my first solo exhibition “Oily Records” (2015) and rearranging the images at lohyipei.com*

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Imaginary Olive Trees (4 Images)

From growing to pruning olive trees, from harvesting olives to pressing oils, from the grove to our table, olive oil is only made possible when all the natural condition are right and all the hard work put in. With the experience of working at the grove and factory, seeing how things were done to produce a single bottle of oil, I deeply feel that nothing comes easily.

*I am revisiting my first solo exhibition “Oily Records” (2015) and rearranging the images at lohyipei.com*

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Animals at the Grove (5 Images)

中文

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*

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