Vacheron Constantin X Fanson Lam
A Journey Through Time"
Exhibition Period -
November 17 (Fri), 2023 - March 31 (Sun), 2024
Vacheron Constantin Ocean Terminal Flagship Boutique Shop OT288, Level 2, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Inspired by the wisdom of the 24 Solar Terms, the artwork, "Eternal Illumination: A Journey Through Time", draws inspiration from the timeless concept of the sundial—a device that has guided humanity in measuring the passage of time through the dance of sunlight. The 24 Solar Terms are the crystallization of ancient Chinese wisdom. They embody our observations of nature and the awareness of time. The sundial, an ancient and timeless instrument, holds a profound significance in the realm of timekeeping. It stands as a symbol of our connection to the cosmos, a testament to humanity's tireless pursuit of measuring time and capturing its fleeting essence.
The "Eternal Illumination" installation stands as a testament to the skill and finesse of Vacheron Constantin. Its intricate design and meticulous craftsmanship showcase a deep reverence for heritage and tradition. It transcends its role as a mere art installation or visual merchandising piece. It represents Vacheron Constantin's unwavering dedication to craftsmanship, heritage, and innovation. It is a testament to the preservation of traditional artistry while embracing visionary design concepts. This installation epitomizes the timeless ethos of Vacheron Constantin—an eternal brilliance that illuminates the world for all to behold.
Within the realm of "Eternal Illumination," a poetic and immersive art installation by sculptor Fanson Lam, we embark on a mesmerizing voyage through the corridors of time. Inspired by the elegant dance of a sundial and the ancient wisdom of the 24 Solar Terms, this installation seamlessly blends the time-honoured craft of Lost Wax Casting with relief sculpting, harmonizing with captivating interplays of light and shadow.At the heart of this installation lies the essence of light and shadow, celebrating the ever-changing nature.
The ancient craft of Lost Wax Casting, employed in the creation of this installation, is a traditional craft with a history that can be traced back thousands of years. It involves pouring molten metal into plaster moulds, created by lost wax casting, resulting in a final work that is unique and meticulously detailed.Yet, it is the play of light and shadow that truly breathes life into "Eternal Illumination." By embracing various angles and textures, the installation orchestrates a mesmerizing display of luminosity and darkness. This interplay not only enhances the immersive journey but also symbolizes the ever-changing nature of time, much like the shifting rays of the sun as it traverses the sky.
ARTISTIC CRAFTS APPLIED
Relief Sculptures: The installation features 24 flower relief sculptures, each intricately crafted with floral motifs that draw inspiration from the profound essence of the 24 Solar Terms. These sculptures, born from the ancient technique of Lost Wax Casting, pay homage to the revered traditional craft, evoking the timeless connection between time and artistry. Lighting Effect: Concealed within the depths, a hidden lightbox delicately illuminates one flower sculpture at a time, casting ethereal shadows that gracefully shift as the ‘time’ rotates. The interplay of light and shadow not only enriches the immersive experience but also mirrors the ever-changing nature of time, akin to the shifting position of sunlight throughout the day. Within this floral sanctuary, each floral pattern casts a unique silhouette, where every shadow is one-of-a-kind.
Fanson has embarked on a multifaceted artistic journey, seamlessly transitioning between roles as a full-time artist, part-time lecturer, and dedicated researcher. These diverse experiences have nurtured a unique perspective and skill set, which Fanson channels into his sculptures. His artworks serve as a visual language, through which he communicates ideas and invites viewers to embark on introspective journeys of his own. With each piece, Fanson strives to forge profound and lasting connections between the viewer and the artwork, transcending the boundaries of time and culture.
【1:3 頭像入門班 】 （共兩節）
【1:3 Introduction to Head Sculpting】(2 sessions)
The course utilizes theories such as block cutting to assist students in understanding the shape and structure of the human head. Through three-dimensional creation and observation, it enhances the connection and sensitivity between the eyes, hands, and mind.
【1 : 8 身體入門班 】 （共兩節）
【1:3 Introduction to Body Sculpting】(2 sessions)
The course utilizes theories such as block cutting to assist students in understanding the shape and structure of the human body. Through three-dimensional creation and observation, it enhances the connection and sensitivity between the eyes, hands, and mind.