There seems to be a screen that reflects upon the universe, or a space storing cosmic memories in our brain. We should believe that the universe records everything that is happening but sufficient energy is required for this space in our brain to be opened. Nature is constantly sending us the codes no matter when and where, it’s just that our inborn ability to connect with the universe and nature is corrupted by the so-called social rules, signs and criteria, slowly becoming paralysed and instrumentalised, losing its original acuteness and gifts. We search for and gather this kind of “energy” through art and let our bodies to be tuned to the same frequency with the universe, this is what we called “Tian Ren He Yi (the unity of heaven and men)” in traditional Chinese culture. We can see artistic creation itself a process similar to mystic experiences, or a practice with the consciousness. We can obtain a kind of spiritual return through total devotion of body and heart into art, and a willing abandonment of the secular responsibilities from the tedious and the ordinary.
– Zheng Guogu, 2018