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ETERNAL CHANGE—Shunzhi Zhang

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ETERNAL CHANGE

Shunzhi Zhang


PREFACE:

For the word decay, I think of the bad side, the negative emotions,

the negative social environments, and the uncertainty of life and

future.This is my abstract understanding of decay. The overall

atmosphere and feeling presented here is hopelessness, darkness.

This is exactly what decay means. From prosperity to desolation,

from hope to ruin.

It give us reason to find hope in this despair and give hope to

those who are suffering. Being towards death can make life feel

better, feel good.

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"All things that have form eventually decay."

—Masashi Kishimoto

“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay.

And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must

show the world as changeable. And help to change it.”

—Ernst Fischer

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ABOUT

CULTURE...

"Life is one long decay, no.There's a lot of beauty in it. Like

the patina in an old city."

—Urs Fischer

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“Today, we are on a path of decay. We are seeing

the book close on five decades of accomplishment

as the leader in human space exploration.“

—Gene Cernan

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ABOUT NATURE...

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"The contrast between the beautiful, broad, unalloyed peace of Nature

calm, passive, silent, unfathomable,and our own everyday worries paltry,

sorrow laden, strife tormented, puts me beside myself as I keep staring at

the hazy, distant, blue line of trees which fringe the fields across the river."

—Rabindranath Tagore

I felt a strange delight in causing my

decay.One of the most striking signs

of the decay of art is when we see its

separate forms jumbled together.

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ABOUT

CHANGE...

"I felt a strange delight in causing my decay. One of

the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we

see its separate forms jumbled together."

—Jean-Luc Godard

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”It's art that pushes against psychological and social expectations, that tries to transform

decay into something generative, that is replicative in a baroque way, that isn't about

progress, and wants to as Walt Whitman put it 'contain multitudes.'“

—Jerry Saltz

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“I'll decay waiting for someone to decipher my heart.”

—Artemis Moonlace

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ABOUT PEOPLE...

“By assembling in our mind all the consequential facts

we have lived through and by reviewing, appraising or

sometimes idealizing the numerous key points of the past,

authenticity may gradually mutate and actuality decay at

last. At that point in time we are to experience a maimed

factuality.”

—Erik Pevernagie

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“Lice consume grass, rust consumes iron, and lying the soul!”

—Anton Chekhov

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"Decay is quiet but ghastly, explosion is dramatic and dreadful.

There's not much to choose between the two of them in reality, and

most of our lives have sufficient of both."

—Anne Roiphe

ABOUT DYNAMIC...

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”All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed

the forces of satire.“

—Theodor W. Adorno

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ABOUT

ENVIRONMENT...

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“Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay.”

—George Meredith

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ABOUT LIFE...

”Turmoil. In a decayed hut, the spirit of putrescence flutters with black wings. Crippled birches in the

autumn wind.“

—Georg Trakl

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DON'T GIVE UP HOPE

"I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich

an expression of life as growth."

—Henry Miller

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ETERNAL CHANGE

About Culture

Decay

About Nature

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About Environment

About Change

About People

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About Dynamic

About Life

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