Responding to the festival theme of Beautiful Garbage, I decided to arrange eight metres of white silk around this 'art garbage.' The boat-form of branches were the remains of an unfinished work from a previous festival.
I decided that my hanging or decorating was like marrying these 'remains' with the silk, and decided on a decorative association for "beauty" and hence the title: The Wedding. The decorative aspect of a marriage.
Then a day earlier while walking with Park, the festival co-ordinator, we came across a couple having their wedding photos taken in front of this work! We then asked them to pose for us. You see the branches on the lower right of the dress. It seemed like the icing on the cake :)
I decided to 'accept' these branches as they were and so I didn't change the arrangement at all. My approach here is more an intervention than a sculpture. This seemed fitting for the festival theme and the title of the work.
Also in the 2004 Nine Dragonheads Environment Arts Festival