Friday, October 2, 2009
Wood, paper. Size: 25"x13"x7"
Time changes. Tea is forever.
Tea is an important part of Chinese culture. Friends gather for tea (not coffee), at any location, in any situation. Visiting Chengdu, having tea in a park is a must. Having tea also takes time. There's no rush, nor urgency. Sit down, brew tea, let it cool, while you are waiting, chat with friends. Do you see the point here? Tea is not just another beverage. It's the medium for people interacting.
For centuries, teapots experienced the change of time. When you look closely, every teapot can tell an unique story.
That's the idea I had when I tried to put a finishing on a wood teapot. I used an old magazine of Chengdu to dress the teapot.