填空補白:禺  Imagining the Lacuna: jyu4
水墨紙本、石頭 Ink on Chinese paper, stone
18 x 18 cm (連框 Framed 26 x 26 cm)
2022


日禺,舊時稱日近中午為禺。
禺谷,《山海經》中傳說日落處。
故曰,禺者,不日不月也。

 

The Chinese character "禺" could have opposite meanings when combined with different characters.

"日禺" is an expression of yore indicating the time before noon, whereas "禺谷" is a legendary place where the sun sets in "The Classic of Mountain and Seas (Shan Hai Jing)".

The character "禺" itself hence has a vague indication of time.