孟令(Meng Ling),大学学习计算机,去澳洲学习数字多媒体硕士毕业,后来发现还是做艺术比较适合自己。目前,他是广告公司数字美术指导。从小就喜欢和植物相关的东西,一次休假,去了12个花鸟市场,于是诞生了“星期天花鸟市场”这个系列。

“假期去了上海11个花鸟市场和杭州的1个,一共12个风格迥异的花鸟市场。开始初衷破费心机的想要找到些特别的东西,后来发现大自然要比我们想象得神奇很多,几乎每一件平时看似平凡简单得东西,无论人们常常拿来做配花:花名为“蕾丝”的小花,还是用来放置在鱼缸底的普通的碎珊瑚,都有很多意想不到,令人惊奇的新发现。我没有设计过他们什么,也没有制造过什么,只是很幸运的发现了他们,当然过程也相当的漫长但却很有意思。当我满手污垢的翻完几乎十二个花鸟市场,找到那些黑白相间花纹的,看起来很像字母表的鹅卵石的时候,只有一种感觉:生活里有很多欣喜,要慢慢的发现。现在把我一周的,来自十二个花鸟市场的小小的发现分享给我的朋友,希望你们都能喜欢,并向众多的生物艺术大师们致敬。”

Ling studied computer science in university, then went abroad in Australia to do a master in digital multimedia, but realized later that he was more suitable for art design. The most recent job he’s had is being a digital art director in the advertising industry. After doing a lot of commercialized work it is nice to do something that you like, and he’s grown up enjoying plant-related things. He once went to 12 flower markets during a holiday and made quite a few discoveries. The things that are good in life are often not hidden on purpose; it’s just that you haven’t discovered them yet.

“Over the holidays I went to 12 bird & flower markets, 11 in shanghai and 1 in Hangzhou, each with its own unique style. At the beginning I was trying really hard to find something special, but later I realized that nature has its own ways of surprising us. Everything that normally seems insignificant, whether it be little decorative flowers (one named “lace”), or a little broken coral that you put at the bottom of you fish tank, becomes a surprising new discovery. I haven’t designed or created anything with them, just lucky to have discovered them, the process is long but also quite meaningful. When my hands are dirty from digging through the 12 flower markets, and found those b&w patterned stones that looked a bit like pebble alphabets, I only had one feeling: life has many surprises, just have to slowly discover them. Now I would like to share with you my little discoveries from spending a week in the 12 markets. I hope you enjoy them.” – Ling M.

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