Pei-Yao Chang

a figure, figures

Risograph on Paper, Digital print on Paper
297x420 mm, 420x594mm

A Figure, Figures is a series of Risographs – both a data visualization and a pun. The title plays on the polysemous meanings of the word figure, as both “shape” and “monetary value” which is thus deconstructed and transformed from one of many visual amenity valuation tools, The Helliwell System.[1] This artwork aspires to reveal the evaluation workflow through a monetary value and provokes us to consider the limitations of how humans assess the value of a tree.

The extension of this work, A Figure, Figures II’, was presented at the Royal College of Art Graduate Show 2022, Battersea South campus.

[1] Arboricultural Association, VISUAL AMENITY VALUATION OF TREES AND WOODLANDS - The Helliwell System 2008 (Arboricultural Association, 2008)

︎[2016] UKUT 300 (LC)                                                                       
︎a tree, a stone, a cloud

︎︎︎ back to ‘a reconciliation’