Pei-Yao Chang

shimmering in your sphere



2024 - ongoing
Charcoal and Charcoal Pencils on Paper

285 x 210 mm




In this realm of waves and whispers, where the port meets the sea, I, adrift, intend to capture the gleaming upon the water. Amongst these reflections, my latest drawing 'Shimmering in Your Sphere' takes form, capturing the essence of light as it gleams like stars in the night sky, mirroring the vastness of planets in their orbits.

I am like a navigator, a sailor temporarily moored in this space yet ready to unfurl my sails toward another horizon of uncertainty, ever drawn by the allure of awe and wonderment that the ocean's shimmering depths promise.





Note:
Pei-Yao Chang participated in an Artist in Residency at Space Moor Gallery (Zhengbin Harbour Museum of Art) in Keelung, Taiwan, in April 2024. Through this residency, she followed the rhythm of Keelung, tracing along the maritime history and footpaths, and used mediums such as charcoal, charcoal pencils, and watercolour to document this journey. Among them, a series of four charcoal drawings titled "Shimmering in Your Sphere" drew inspiration from the changing light and shadows on the sea surface in the bay of Zhengbin Fishing Port. The artist captured the shimmering waves of Zhengbin Harbor in both daytime and nighttime, under clear skies and rainy days, akin to the twinkling of stars in celestial bodies, as if traversing another time and space, gently descending under this starry sky.
















Shimmering in your sphere 01-04, 2024
 
Charcoal and Charcoal Pencils on Paper
285 x 210 mm