IDN China

I have a new 6 page feature in the current issue of IDN Magazine out of China. The interview process was really amazing- language barriers, blank spaces, miscommunications and everything... Chinese translated to broken english and at attempt at translating it back to chinese again, its like playing telephone at a 3rd grade party 10,000 miles wide... break out those electronic translators and kiss your grandma

IDN- You ate gold they ate time?

HS- I ate gold and loved it.

IDN-Have you started to light the sky?by using some branched lines to described the lightning?how’s your new project?

HS- I heard that its possible for the air to ignite when a fire is present. For the air to just go up in flames, fire in the sky. I’m really attracted to the elements in big weather and have started a series with a lot of explosions, combustion, collision and lightning. In some way this level of uncontrollable phenomenon is very powerful for me- symbolically and emotionally. It is also a metaphor for emotion to some degree- I’m just trying to express the highest level of physical natural occurrence.

IDN- What’s your conceptually ideas behind such skeletons/wild animals/diamond among the arrows,or the kiss of the skeletons?there be something different from orient world,it is west civilization,how do you feel about this?

HS- ‘Bonne Nuit, Crystal Cave’ defines overwhelming human emotion and everpresent existence of death and the inevitable. The greatest conflict we endure is dealing with contrast- expressing this through imagery or ideas is always very satisfying. I use the iconic elements in my works as direct and representative ways to portray this idea of contrast. This cycle of creation within our existence is constant, in all civilizations. In death’s arm’s never stray, danse macabre.

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