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Sculptor ANTOINETTE ROZAN on Bali

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雕塑家 Antoinette Rozan的峇里體驗

ANTOINETTE ROZAN

IN 2011, I went to Bali for a group retreat.

When I arrived on the island, I felt a different type of energy to Hong Kong. There were the powerful smells; the light was beautiful; and the colours… dark green, oranges, yellows and blues.

It was actually my second time in Bali – but the first trip that changed me. I visited briefly years before on a surprise holiday with a boyfriend who was living in South Korea. At that time, Ubud was deserted. Asia was still a mystery to me.

In 2011, I went back to Bali as an artist. I wanted to learn how to be close to nature. I was nature-phobic before I went – nature seemed too big, too enormous.

We stayed in really simple hotels in the middle of the island, near Ubud. We walked through Indonesian forests, full of ancient trees. We meditated there, and swam with dolphins in the sea off northern Bali. We did ‘smile yoga’ at a monastery, where you have to laugh and smile through the class. I felt cleansed.

I wouldn’t recommend Bali for the beaches – although we did find a super beach in Ungasan that was completely deserted. What I would recommend is the rice fields, the temples, Mount Agung and the kind, warm and friendly people.

In Bali, each time I saw rocks, I saw faces. When I returned to Hong Kong, I made a sculpture series called Rock Surprises. Nature is a mirror, and in Bali I learnt how to understand it. I learnt to not judge myself too much and find joy in life. That’s the message of my art now. Antoinette Rozan is a Hong Kong-based artist. She exhibits at Hong Kong’s Sin Sin Fine Art and Rouge Ephemere galleries. antoinetterozan.com 我於2011年前往峇里島參加集體靜修。

剛踏足島上,我就感受到一股跟香港不同的能量。島上瀰漫各種濃烈的氣味,光線也很美麗;眼前所見都是深綠、橙紅、黃色和藍色等繽紛色彩。

其實這是我第二次來到峇里島,不過卻是首次令我有所改變。多年前我曾與當時居於韓國的男友來過峇里島,只逗留了很短時間,那是一次驚喜之旅。當時的烏布有點荒蕪。對於我來說,亞洲依然是個神秘的地方。

2011年我以藝術家的身份舊地重遊,很想學習如何親近大自然。以往我對大自然一直懷著恐懼,我覺得大自然太巨型,太龐大,難以親近。

我們入住的酒店非常簡樸,位於峇里島中部,就在烏布附近。我們走進古樹參天的印尼森林,在那裡冥想;又到峇里島北部,在海裡與海豚一起暢泳。我們還在一家寺院做「微笑」瑜伽,上課時要開懷大笑和微笑。我感到自己已經淨化了。

雖然我們在峇里的Ungasan找到非常美麗又杳無人煙的海灘,但那並非我最喜歡的地方。我最喜歡的還是大片的稻田、廟宇、阿貢火山等高山,以及親切友善的當地人。

在峇里的時候,每次見到大石,我都看見上面有一張臉孔。我回到香港後,創作了一系列名為《Rock Surprises》(石頭的驚喜)的雕塑。大自然是一面鏡子,在峇里的時候,我學懂如何去了解它。我學懂不要對自己有太多的批判,並在生活中自得其樂。我現在的作品都是傳達這個訊息。 Antoinette Rozan是居於香港的藝術家,作品於Sin SinFine Art及RougeEphemere兩家藝廊內展出。antoinetterozan.com

Green light Bliss out among the rice paddies of Ubud (right) 黛綠年華沉醉於峇里島小鎮烏布(右圖)美麗的稻田風光中

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