Like a palette in the sky, it embraces all the colors in the world.
Butterfly embodies profound meanings in Chinese culture, and it allows limitless space for imagination. It is said to symbolize everlasting love, and the idea that life is but a dream. It even stands for Zhuangzi's view of an "all is one" world. However, the vibrant colors it carries always attract the most attention, stirring the viewers' desire to have it possessed.
Forever Dancing is created out of the desire to capture the wonderful colors of butterflies, leading their lives of glamour to rebirth. Through unlimited creativity, Wallace Chan hermetically sealed a butterfly specimen into rock crystal. He skillfully masters the high reflection characteristic of crystal, and through special refining and cutting techniques, fancy diamonds and a variety of precious stones are set, after which the butterfly comes alive to illuminate the viewers' eyes. The unique brightness generated by it elaborates the glorious appearance of a real butterfly, earning it gasps of amazement.
Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, 2014 SHAPESHIFTER: Solo Exhibition of Wallace Chan, Christie's Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019
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