This spontaneity in his work is also seen in his photographs from his "Yellow Mountain" series in which he climbed a mountain only to find a thick layer of fog waiting for him at the top. However, this unexpected turn of events lead to some beautiful photographs and a fascinating study of human behavior as he captured people still attempted to take photos of the scenery.
|"Yellow Mountain Project 02" (http://www.jasonyi.com/yellow-mountain.html)|
As for his exhibition work, I'm afraid I have trouble appreciating those pieces as much as I appreciate his digital works. I do, however, like the sentiments he gave as he was nearing the end of his lecture. Yi emphasized that art is about playing, from absentmindedly doodling (at which the woman next to me chuckled and gave me a nudge, as I had been doodling in my notebook throughout the lecture) to works like his. So while the meaning of stacking 40-some chairs on top of one another and then covering it in zip ties and plastic wrap may be somewhat lost on me, I admire his thoughts and creativity.
|Piece currently on display in the Wriston Art Gallery at Lawrence (http://www.jasonyi.com/index.html)|