In the ethereal dance between tradition and modernity, "Concurrence" seeks to expand the visual narrative of landscape by blending elements of traditional Chinese and contemporary industrial landscapes, exploring the inherent beauty found in the convergence of ancient architecture and modern industrial structures.

Central to these works is the use of concave windows as reflective surfaces and, by default, another lens. The windows exist in the doors of Pingyao’s ancient wall turrets and they strategically reflect upon the town within, while concurrently magnifying dioramas of ancient life hidden behind the glass. The resulting landscape images are presented, therefore, as portals into a world where past and present coexist, allowing viewers to witness the fusion of ancient charm and modern complexity.

The juxtaposition of ancient and modern architecture within the same frame becomes a metaphor for the seamless integration of history and progress. The towering skyscrapers and intricate lattice work of industrial infrastructure find common ground with the enduring beauty of ancient temples and pagodas. Through this intentional blending, I draw attention to the shared elements between seemingly disparate landscapes, emphasizing the universal themes of growth, transformation, and the cyclical nature of existence.

"Concurrence" serves as a visual dialogue, a bridge between cultures and eras. It challenges preconceptions about the dichotomy between tradition and progress, inviting viewers to appreciate the beauty that emerges when these elements converge. This series captures not just landscapes, but moments suspended in time that speak to the enduring connection between the human story and the environments we shape and inhabit.