A change in stripes
2D static stripes of stainless steel was transformed into a 3D kinetic sculpture. The spatial and temporal transformation fundamentally changed the stripe’s attributes. The sculpture's intermittent state in motion or stillness is designed to convey its transience.
Channel Islands National Park commissioned local artist BiJian Fan to create artistic interpretation of islands wildlife. The island fence lizard is endemic to the Channel Islands of California. The lizard sculpture will be installed at the Park’s visitor center to educate and engage public in preserving wildlife habitat.
Fire, paper, and water are integrated in a scientific art to create visual stimulation. It challenges the conventional perception of their incompatibility. Its artistic conceptualization is based on material science and heat conduction. Synthetic paper possesses novel attributes such as water resistance, durability, and buoyancy, they are revealed visually in this paper art. As a heat sink, water prevents the paper from burning.
Origami for mental fitness
Mental exercise wards off dementia. Origami, the art of paper folding, stimulates prefrontal cortex which regulates memory and other cognitive functions. It has been used in brain therapies for Alzheimer, autism, and other neurological conditions. Its health and educational benefits are uncovered in latest scientific studies. Neuroscientists advocated origami and other exercises to make memories stick.
On August 5, 2015, BiJian Fan introduced origami for brain fitness at Leisure Village in Camarillo, California. He reported the progress of dementia therapy and demonstrated origami's logic, reasoning, and arithmetic components in cognitive function. The stimulation of left and right brains and hand-eye coordination are designed for brain fitness.
Rest in peace
A paper sculpture is set afloat on water. Paper and water are two seemingly incompatible media, the magic to float a paper sculpture on water lies in material science. Synthetic paper used in the sculpture is water proof, buoyant, and durable, it challenges conventional perception of paper when displayed on water. The integration of art and science brings a fresh visual perception of paper attributes. It exemplifies a contemporary art advanced by science.