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Memories of site in prints

Yo n g ’s s t o r y Yo n g c o m e s t o t h i s “p i l g r i m a g e n e s t ” as a retreat from his daily routines, fi l l e d w i t h t h e n o i s e s o f m a c h i n e s a n d m e c h a n i c a l w o r k . He c u r l s u p i n o n e o f those womb-like enclosed spaces. It ’s d i m , m u t e d a n d s a f e . He f e e l s l i k e a n u n b o r n . Yo n g s o m e t i m e s w o u l d even spend hours merely watching the trains and travelers come and go: it is l i k e o b s e r v i n g t h e fl o w o f t i m e f r o m a heavenly perspective.

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It f e e l s l i k e h o m e , h e t h o u g h t t o himself, whether that is home g e o g r a p h i c a l l y o r b i o l o g i c a l l y. 10 years, 5644 miles away f rom h o m e l a n d , Yo n g fi n d s h i m s e l f fl o a t i n g : his identity and memor y torn between t w o d i s t a n t p i e c e s o f l a n d . Th e n e s t o ff e r s a c h a n c e o f n o s t a l g i a w h e r e Yo n g c a n b e t e m p o r a l l y r o o t e d i n a personal landscape. Either to evoke memor y or to settle tranquility is a c h o i c e g i v e n . Na t i v e o r u n i v e r s a l , i t i s a landscape of his own.

Yiran Zhang: Architecture Undergraduate Porfolio  
Yiran Zhang: Architecture Undergraduate Porfolio  
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