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Daniel Lai, aka Kenjio‘s Series of ‘‘ Thinker ‘‘  Book  Sculptures

I often write my experiences in a journal but find it inadequate to convey how I truly feel.  So, I translate the paragraphs to a visual form that is three dimensional, simplistic, and often relatable to many.  My sculpture series is a three-dimensional journal that conveys snippets of my emotions and feelings toward life; and the themes of this series often touch upon knowledge and contemplation.  I call these sculptures “three dimensional hieroglyphs of my experiences.” Often times, the true meaning of text and words are just beneath that thin layer of their lexical meaning. In other words, we live in a metaphorical world. Three dimensional representation of my experience transcends the boundary of words.

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Daniel Lai, aka Kenjio‘s Series of ‘‘ Thinker ‘‘  Book  Sculptures

I often write my experiences in a journal but find it inadequate to convey how I truly feel.  So, I translate the paragraphs to a visual form that is three dimensional, simplistic, and often relatable to many.  My sculpture series is a three-dimensional journal that conveys snippets of my emotions and feelings toward life; and the themes of this series often touch upon knowledge and contemplation.  I call these sculptures “three dimensional hieroglyphs of my experiences.” Often times, the true meaning of text and words are just beneath that thin layer of their lexical meaning. In other words, we live in a metaphorical world. Three dimensional representation of my experience transcends the boundary of words.

Etsy Shop

Altered Book Sculptures - Kenjio

Thinker under Tree 
Daniel Lai is a Chinese artist who grew up in Malaysia and now resides in Tennessee. He creates his intriguing art pieces during study breaks… Daniel is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Criminology, and has degrees in Linguistics and Art Studies/Art History as well. 

A veritable army of cleverly positioned clay Thinkers can be seen in Daniel’s Etsy shop, Kenjio. He describes the sculptures as a “reflection of the contemplation of new knowledge.” Something tells me Daniel is speaking from personal experience considering his degree interests! 

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