Artist BiJian ropes himself into knotting art, it is widely used by sailors, scouts, climbers, cavers, arborists, rescue professionals, fishermen, linemen, and surgeons. The knots in water represents nautical knotting and coastal character in local community.
Channel Islands National Park commissioned local artist BiJian Fan to create artistic representation of endemic animal species on the islands. The artworks will be installed at the park’s visitor center to engage public in preserving the Channel Islands.
A maquette of island fox is an example of the artistic representation. The island fox is a small fox that is native to six of the eight Channel Islands of California. There are six subspecies of the fox, each unique to the island it lives on, reflecting its evolutionary history.
International media in France, Italy, Russia, China, and more than 25 countries featured artist BiJian Fan and his paper sculptures. Attached link is a coverage of BiJian’s artwork in Saudi Arabia. http://forum.te3p.com/655535.html
Technology advances art
Artist BiJian Fan created an audio-visual art using mobile communication technology. Music staff, clef, and notes are formed into a sculpture. A Near Field Communication tag was then programmed with music and embedded into the sculpture’s clef. Upon taping the clef/tag, a smartphone retrieves the information and plays out the music. A demonstration video, http://youtu.be/UkZeAuK-azg is provided. The audio-visual art is showcased at the Hall of Administration, Ventura County Government Center, August 28 - October 8, 2014.