Beauty and Decay

Chiung-Ling Jyan Siebert, Brigham Young University


The intention of the project is to create an environment where the viewer can explore and form a personal narrative in the process of organic interaction with the work. At first glance, the scale of the installation will attract the viewer to the exhibition, however, upon close investigation he will discover there is deterioration, decay, and mutation. The ideas of time, beauty, decay, mortality, and interdependence will be discussed in this paper. The visitors are invited to interact with the work. I hope through spontaneous interaction the arrangements from the viewer will result in evolution of the work. The balance and tension between patterns and evolution, between creativity and predictability will evolve naturally. I hope the viewer can build a meaningful experience based on his or her cultural, intellectual, and social background through interacting with the installation.