Plank and print
On a number of approximately cylindrical bases (the shapes are indeed, irregular), a piece of plank is sculptured into an almost symmetrical shape. The shape carved is a bit hard to read and communicate, but taking clues of the work's title -- "Conversation", the shape is likely to be two conversing humans' profile faces, opposing one and another. On the carved planks, a number of holes are punctured through, following a somewhat calculated pattern -- the distance from hole to hole approximate each other. Like another of Ren's installation "Caressing Ground", the carved out planks are painted in vermilion color, with slight gradations to orange and crimson. When taking the work into observation from a distance, the "duo profiles with apertures" resembles, topologically, much to a standing tree. The (potential) floral citation in art, which Ren was never tired of trying, gives the work an ecological voice: that the bond between human and nature is intricately taut and unbreakable. ((An Actual Dialogue with the Language of Art ), 2013, Erstausgabe Edition) (Jerry Wu'23).