Deep in outer space, within immense galactic clouds of gas and dust, stars are born. In these cosmic bodies, little is certain - which leads us to imagine; and much is possible - which turns our imagination into innocent wishes and eventually, hopeful dreams.
Lying about 4000 light-years away from Earth is the wildest dream fantasized under the light of stars fulfilled by the incomprehensible wonders of the universe: Butterfly Nebula. From this hourglass-shaped cloud of interstellar gas and dust, a pair of spectacular butterflies emerge with dainty wings of near-perfect symmetry. They float through the night sky, exploring the mystical galaxies.
On the Butterfly Planet the pair of surreal butterflies with titanium bodies share a communicative frequency through the glittering patterns of gemstones on their wings. Polished slivers of amethyst interact harmoniously with the pavé gems underneath them, creating stunning dimensions and worlds to get lost in. Below their swirling antennae, bright stars of yellow diamonds, pink sapphires and green tsavorites beam upon their faces and illuminate their bodies' subtle movements.
Dancing within the boundless depths of the galaxies, the butterflies flutter about with the grace and elegance of souls truly free, celebrating the joys of companionship and the greatness of the universe.
SHAPESHIFTER: Solo Exhibition of Wallace Chan, Christie's Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019 TEFAF Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2019
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