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All Under the Sky Belongs to the People

LED, Mirrored Acrylic


Inspired by the quote on Chicago Chinatown’s Paifang, "All Under the Sky Belongs to the People" is a statement with a rich history, encapsulating the idea of a public and common spirit that transcends national borders and unites individuals in a shared pursuit of harmony and the common good. This statement has been used by historical figures such as Mr. Sun Yat-sen, and has become a symbol of the Chinese diaspora community, representing their common dream and identity.

As the world experiences constant political changes, this statement becomes more relevant than ever. As communities search for ways to come together and find common ground, the idea of a shared vision for the common good is a powerful one. The use of LED-neon signs on mirrored-acrylic in this artwork not only reflects the modernity of our time, but also the multifaceted nature of our society.

The artwork invites the viewer to reflect on the meaning of this statement, and to ponder its relevance to their own life and circumstances. As one looks at the mirrored plaque with their own image projected on it, it creates a sense of self-reflection and introspection. What does this statement mean to us? How can we, as a community, work towards the common good, and cultivate harmony?

This work also speaks to the power of community, and the importance of a shared vision. The Chinese diaspora community has long used this statement to express their identity and dreams, and to come together in a spirit of unity. This artwork pays homage to that legacy, while also encouraging viewers to consider how they too can contribute to a more harmonious and just society.

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