Lin Hsin-Chen – Elements – PM2.5

PM2.5 (particulate matter 2.5) is coming! Trace elements are the deadliest form of air pollution. They adversely affect human health, especially children. According to researches, the atmospheric environment with particle concentration levels of less than 2.5 micrometers directly affects human health.

Trace elements are quite complicated, but if you put them under a microscope, you will find out they are not as ugly as imagined. It would be a beautiful picture made of a wide variety of dust in the atmosphere. Maybe it’s from an artist’s point of view; the polluted city creates beautiful scenery of impressionism. As an artist, the true feeling is that we human beings should not think about ourselves only when PM2.5 comes, we should also care about the beautiful city. Finding out the ways to solve the problems of air pollution as soon as possible is the only method to survive with the environment.

Materials: commercial cottons, dyed fabrics, woolen yarn, metallic thread
Techniques: 100% hand-stitched, appliqué, pieced, three-layer quilted. The wool is transplanted into fabrics.

Lin Hsin-Chen_PM2.5_Full

Close up View:

Lin Hsin-Chen_PM2.5_Detail

  1. Lovely interpretation of a deadly subject!

  2. I agree with Caro. Beautiful Lin piece. I always immediately recognize your work.

  3. A dramatic interpretation of deadly pollutants, I like how you have added the partial circles around the city scene I am guessing this is the particles in the air.

  4. Dramatic but beautiful ! Bravo Lin

  5. Thank you all for your lovely comments. I also like this piece of work a lot. In fact, I spent lots of time creating this piece because it’s quite complicated and it has several layers. I did some research on the topic and visit a group that specializes in PM2.5. When I told them that I think PM2.5 looked beautiful, they were surprised with disagreement. But the situation changed when I showed them my finished work! It’s been a great experience creating this piece.

  6. Such an interesting quilt, which reminds me of looking at a painting many times and seeing something different every time.

  7. joanbrailsford

    A very complicated and beautifully worked quilt. This certainly required a great deal of skill to complete

  8. Thanks Lin for the great post! It’s beautiful!
    Sadly, 80% of the population in the world is exposed to PM 2.5.

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