“The Eight Immortals” by Photographer Skye Tao

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A nonetheless life sequence that includes eight distinct greens by photographer Skye Tao (beforehand featured right here). Initially from Suzhou and at present based mostly in Vancouver, Tao obtained her BFA in Images from Emily Carr College of Artwork + Design. Her works typically make the most of the lens to relate tales about tradition and humanity via surrealistic photos that problem viewer’s perceptions.

“The Eight Immortals” focuses on lotus roots, water caltrops, euryale seeds, arrowheads, water bamboos, water chestnuts, water shields, and water celery — reworking them into sculptural artwork. The pictures pay homage to a legendary story of heavenly beings planting these greens for cover. Deeply rooted in Chinese language tradition, these greens symbolize generations of devoted cultivation. The undertaking is a celebration of that labour-intensive course of. It additionally acts as a bridge between the previous and current, conveying themes of abundance, the importance of water, and the nourishing and preserving of centuries-old traditions, guaranteeing the continued worth of those greens for future generations.

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