EDEN, 2009 (SPIRITUAL ART COLLECTION) - Ken Kung
Title: Eden, 2009 (Spiritual Art Collection)
Medium: Color, Paper, Photo, Photogram, film on Paper on Paper.
Country: Hong kong
Year of work: 2020
Size: 23.4" x 33.1" (A1)
Eden, 2009 (Spiritual Art Collection). Landscape fine art print on Cotton Artist Textured 310 gsm limited by a certificate of authenticity. The certificate of authenticity is signed by the artist.
The artwork was developed from the film more than 10 years ago. We did a lot of procedures including handcraft and AI enhancement to make this paint-like Art come true, from a low-resolution photo taken 11 years ago, and make it live again on textured fine art paper. It is not perfect, but the imperfection made it Art.
Story of Artwork:
This artwork was taken in Autumn, 2009, traveling as a backpacker from Sichuan to Yunnan（Shangri-La）inside Daocheng Yading, actually, my destination is Tibet on that trip. “Kora” means Tibetans go around temples, pagodas, or other holy and spiritual places in a clockwise direction. In the process, Tibetans are part of pilgrimages and meditations. They can go around while turning the prayer wheel, or chant mantras. For the pilgrims, walking around the path of holy mountains is another form of “Kora”.
This Artwork was taken at the start point of my “Kora” journey.
I remember I was so peaceful and without fear at that moment. I was just expecting the beautiful scenery and experience I would see ahead and fully immersed in the feelings of mindfulness. I sat in that place I called Eden, waiting for the sunset, feeling I’m in the center of the Universe. And I took this picture at the last minute before I needed to go before dark.
That's the story of this artwork.