Celine was born in Hong Kong but moved to Japan at the age of 4, she currently lives and works in Tokyo. As a child, Celine was brought up in a mixed cultural environment, and her sensibilities are continuously shifting back and forth between Eastern and Western cultures. The project below, entitled Presence in Between, is part of an ongoing quest for the identity dormant within her, an absolute presence transcending cultural borders.
Celine explores the spectacular works of art created by natural sunlight on the ground and walls of our environment - art that changes with every glimpse. As sunlight travels in eternity, embracing us tightly at times and tenderly at other times, it not only reveals to us the absolute beauty of shadows but also creates a spiritual world between two physical entities. She has been fascinated by the evolving images drawn by the hands of nature, which appear only for moments and change instantly with a breeze or continuous movement of light.
The images were captured with a 35mm camera and printed on 17” x 21” Japanese paper hand made by the 9th generation Living National Treasure, Master Ichibei Iwano.