The artist bases his inspiration on an Indian ink watercolour to create an infinite space with simple strokes, beyond the shapes themselves. Orchids simulate butterflies that dance and move about the valley. Through his unique selection of materials, Lin confronts us with the powerful contrast between the branches and the flowers, with the pure, natural energy that radiates from the branches.
Paradise is not a specific place; rather, what Lin offers is a watercolour in which we can travel through Nature.
For Alfie Lin, flowers not only afford beauty from a visual perspective, but also a profound emotional experience. Renowned in the floral art world for his marvellous work at Fuchun Resort in Hangzhou, he has also worked for labels such as Fendi, Dior, Loewe, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany. One of his most highly internationally acclaimed pieces is Forest Bus, a bus that was turned into an authentic “mobile forest”, which managed to bedeck the streets of Taipei, literally and metaphorically, in Nature. In 1998 he created his business, CNFlower. He has been chosen as “Man of the Year” by GQ magazine China.
Music of the installation: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun & Light by Sadeku Na Senan