Merit Prize

Paradise on Earth

Drastic changes are taking in our living environment. No matter the technological advancement, we are anxious about the future. And nature fights back as we exploits it. I named my artwork Paradise on Earth to suggest a Utopia of abundance, which stands in stark contrast to the dark reality we face. I want to dedicate an ode to nature through the mountains, forests and rivers presented in this artwork. I also want to lament over the wounds of our precious environs through the strange rocks and steep valleys in this “paradise.” Ephemeral is our world; it is full of fleeting things. Eventually we will be so miserable as to be going up and down with the currents of garbage we created on our own.