PROJECTS

HISTORY PROJECTS

OPEN MONUMENT

MODERNITY'S END: HALF THE SKY

SCHINDLER

NONE LIVING KNOWS

1866 THE WORLDS OF LOWE KONG MENG AND JONG AH SIUG

THE MACAU DAYS

THE NEW WOLF OF ROME

SAFETY ZONE

BONHOEFFER IN HARLEM

1967DISPERSION

OPEN WORLD

ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

SURVEY EXHIBITIONS

PAINTING SERIES

DOUBLE GROUND PAINTINGS

EARLY WORKS

OPEN WORLD

Works 1  2  3  4  5  6  


Open World, 2005 by John Young

Open World, 2005

cotton and wool tapestry

303 x 365 cm




OPEN WORLD
A tapestry commissioned by the State Government of Victoria to mark the 25th anniversary of sister state ties between the state of Victoria and Jiangsu Province

Permanently housed in the Nanjing Library


"John Young avoids the use of a single pictorial narrative in this work and eludes a precise or circumscribed explanation of his tapestry. Open World may be read as a poem about time, history and cultural identity. The tapestry may be freely experienced on many levels. At some points, depending on his or her own cultural perspective, the viewer may intimately access the work – Chinese calligraphy, the tourist brochure landscapes, an historical reference, a place name. At other points the enigmatic imagery will award each viewer the gift of weaving their own poetry of this Open World."

Jennifer P. Brown
2007