Life & Death
Multimedia installation. Dimensions variable
This series of works, Life & Death, is inspired by events that began on Thursday, March 9, 2017, with my sister, Fay Chiang’s stroke, brain hemorrhage, surgery and the months that followed until her death on Friday, October 20, 2017. The work, Life & Death, was completed during the Lido Art Residency in Guangzhou, China. September-November 2018. The title was inspired by Lao Tzu, a Chinese philosopher, who stated, “Life and death are one thread…the same line viewed from different sides”. This series helped me to process the illness and passing of my older sister. This series is dedicated to her. May she rest in peace.
Jean Chiang lives and works in Miami, FL. Received an MFA from Hunter College and BFA from Parsons School of Art & Design. she is inspired by her interests in anthropology, archaeology, architecture, astrology, and metaphysics. Chiang began to investigate Chinese history, culture, and philosophy including her own personal family history which became a source of inspiration. Awarded a Fulbright Teach/ Research Award in 2012, Chiang worked at Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica. Continuing her research on the emigration of Chinese women in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Jean Chiang continues to exhibit nationally and internationally.