Lily Honglei, art and econoly, augmented reality art, garden, endagered species, globalization
(in progress)

Lily Honglei Art Studio

 

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

Portraying endangered species in New York state and beyond, the Sunken Garden is an interdisciplinary art project integrating painting and emerging technology to reflect upon our relationship with nature.

The project questions the dominating role that humans have become accustomed to play in a ‘garden’ - the space assumed to be a refuge but often emblematic of cultural and political intricacies, which is undoubtedly emulated by artworks depicting gardens in mainstream visual traditions. As biodiversity has been gravely threatened by human activities today, it is pertinent to rethink our place in nature, to reassess the implications of cultural attitude towards nature. Through research on folk arts and decorative arts around the globe as well as comparable culture studies revolving around ‘gardens,’ we may be able to draw inspirations from marginal cultures such as indigenous communities or forgotten traditions; and through the journey rediscovering cultural diversity, we seek to preserve and restore biodiversity.

Digital technology may offer powerful tools for both research and visualization along this journey, which may also raise the question about the role of technology and related inquisitiveness has played in altering the natural world. The meaningful utilization of digital technologies, in this case, virtual reality and augmented reality, is another aspect of Sunken Garden, through which we intend to inspire.

 

SUPPORT

Sunken Gardens project receives support from New York Foundation on the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts and New York Queens Art Fund.


EXHIBITION I
Miller Gallery, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, NY
November 21, 2019 to January 25, 2020

JCAL, Lily Honglei, art and econoly, augmented reality art, garden, endagered species, globalization

 

EXHIBITION II

“Renaissance 2.02.0,” Museum of San Salvatore in Lauro
Rome, Italy, October 20-31, 2020. Read PRESS RELEASE here.

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Renaissance 2020, Ai Weiwei, Lily Honglei, art and ecology, augmented reality art, garden, endangered species, globalization, media art New York

 

Renaissance 2020, Ai Weiwei, Lily Honglei, art and ecology, augmented reality art, garden, endangered species, globalization, media art New York
     
Renaissance 2020, Ai Weiwei, Lily Honglei, art and ecology, augmented reality art, garden, endangered species, globalization, media art New York

 

Renaissance 2020, Ai Weiwei, Lily Honglei, art and ecology, augmented reality art, garden, endangered species, globalization, media art New York

     
Renaissance 2020, Ai Weiwei, Lily Honglei, art and ecology, augmented reality art, garden, endangered species, globalization, media art New York

 

Renaissance 2020, Ai Weiwei, Lily Honglei, art and ecology, augmented reality art, garden, endangered species, globalization, media art New York

EXHIBITION III

Art Gallery @ SIGGRAPH ASIA Computer Garaphics & Interactive Techniques
Conference and Exhibition, South Korea, December 3-14, 2020

SIGGRAPH Asia, Lily Honglei, art and ecology, augmented reality art, garden, endangered species, globalization, media art New York

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020, Lily Honglei, art and ecology, augmented reality art, garden, endangered species, globalization, media art New York

 

 

Instruction on viewing Augmented Reality (AR) components on the paintings: Install free app Artivive that can be found in smartphone's App Store, open Artivive, aim your phone camera at the painting, enjoy AR animations that bring the paintings to live!


(above) Video documentation of Augmented Reality based on painting on canvas, featuring endangered species in New York State
such as Redring Milkweed, Northern Monkshood, Silver Chub. and Bluebreast Darter in the AR.

Video courtesy of ©Lily Honglei Art Studio

(above) Video documentation of Augmented Reality based on painting on canvas, featuring endangered species in New York State
such as Piping Plover, Atlantic Hawksbill, Pink Muchet. Video courtesy of ©Lily Honglei Art Studio

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(above) Viewing mobile phone augmented reality based on Sunken Garden painting
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(above) Screenshot 1. The Sunken Garden, transplanting oil paintings to virtual reality platform
Image courtesy of ©Lily Honglei Art Studio

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(above) Screenshot 2. The Sunken Garden, transplanting oil paintings to virtual reality platform
Image courtesy of ©Lily Honglei Art Studio

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(above) Screenshot 3. The Sunken Garden, transplanting oil paintings to virtual reality platform
Image courtesy of ©Lily Honglei Art Studio

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(above) Screenshot 2. The Sunken Garden, transplanting oil paintings to virtual reality platform
Image courtesy of ©Lily Honglei Art Studio

 

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F1. SUNKEN GARDEN I. Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 36" by 48". Year of Production: 2020

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F2. SUNKEN GARDEN II. Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 19" by 23"

Year of Production: 2020 © Lily Honglei Art Studio

 

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F3. SUNKEN GARDEN III. Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48" by 36"

Year of Production: 2020 © Lily Honglei Art Studio

 

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F4. SUNKEN GARDEN IV. Redring Milkweed & Karner Blue.

Medium: Oil on Linen. Dimension: 22" by 36". Year of Production: 1991-2020 © Lily Honglei Art Studio

 

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F5. SUNKEN GARDEN V. Endangered species in New York State: Fairy Slipper, Tall Bellflower,

Cooper's Milkvetch, Northern Monk's-Hood, Harbinger of Spring, Silver Chub, Northern Crick Frog.

Medium: Oil on Linen. Dimension: 22" by 36". Year of Production: 2020 © Lily Honglei Art Studio

 

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F6. SUNKEN GARDEN VI. Medium: Oil on Linen. Dimension: 22" by 36"

Year of Production: 1991-2020 © Lily Honglei Art Studio

 

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F7. SUNKEN GARDEN VII. Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48" by 36"

Year of Production: 2019 © Lily Honglei Art Studio

 

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F8. SUNKEN GARDEN VIII. Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 24" by 30".

Year of Production: 2020 © Lily Honglei Art Studio

 


F9. SUNKEN GARDEN IX. Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 24" by 30"

Year of Production: 2020 © Lily Honglei Art Studio 

 

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F10. SUNKEN GARDEN X. Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 15" by 18"

Year of Production: 2019 © Lily Honglei Art Studio

 

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F11. SUNKEN GARDEN XI. Medium: Oil on Linen. Dimension: 22" by 36"

Year of Production: 1989-2019 © Lily Honglei Art Studio