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Savannah College of Art and Design. MFA Degree Show 2020. The Time Zone by Xinia Guan

Exhibition  /  OnlineOnly  /  27 Nov 2020  -  27 Dec 2020
Published: 09.11.2020
Savannah College of Art and Design. MFA Degree Show 2020. The Time Zone by Xinia Guan.
Savannah College of Art and Design
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Time is the foundation for all great art, and it is a recurring theme found in the work of philosophers and poets throughout history. During three years of graduate study and practice, my work has gradually grown in static production and dynamic communication with the outside world. The thesis expounds the presentation of the flowing, linear time in the work and the contradiction and opposition of the nonlinear time. Combining with my graduation work collection, I use repetitive geometric design to express my different understandings of the concept of "time zone."
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Xinia Guan
One of my thesis works was named "One Year". This is a handmade metal structure hourglass. The content is compared with the sand of a traditional hourglass. My hourglass contains the silver powder accumulated from a year's work at my daily practice bench. Just as time is a tool that cannot be touched or perceived by the public outside of the work, I carefully collected silver powder, connecting it to the process of my work and present it in an understandable way. Therefore, time and my works are connected through the concreteness of time.

While in the process of creating works, I was in the moment, and the cycle of collaborating moments helped subdue the dullness, breaking through the emotions and the body itself. It created a space where my mind can swim in its own time zone, enjoying the throbbing and vitality endowed by this calmness.

How to perceive time itself is determined by the length, width and dimensions that we can perceive. In many cases, this “big ruler” of time is no longer a unit of measurement and actually helps create a gleaming door. This door leads me to more possibilities and richer pictures.

Time is always in constant motion just as our ideas are always changing. What makes time so interesting is that everyone's perception and understanding of it is not the same. Some people often report that happy times like summer vacation move by too quickly, whereas when it's time to go to school it feels like time starts slowing down. It is said that time is a manmade construct and that it in fact does not exist. Indeed, time gains its definition from humankind, but time’s objective existence represents the nature of the universe. Throughout the universe, words and languages may change but the concept of time is universal.

As humanity shifts the meaning of time’s illusion, millions around the world become familiar with channelled wisdom of bizarre, empowering messages for the living. We tackle the idea of time. This subject has gradually deepened through my daily life, study, and exploration in the contemporary jewelry profession. How do I move to a higher frequency in order to identify and act on my passion, and why is understanding reality as a paradox so important to my development and become an interesting but core thinking process through time? I know that I have already learned that when you are doing something that you love, time slows down and allows for the space needed.
For me, inside this time zone, I found my own definition.


I am a scavenger in the flood of time.
I captured everything I could,
Feel the way it flows through me.
A piece of work,
It's not just about hundreds of hours.
It's full of sounds, a collection of music as different emotions.
It's full of lights, with the memories and expectation of day and night.
I’m waiting for you on time.

/ Xinia Guan
Xinia Guan. Object: One Year, 2020. Silver powder, brass, hourglass.. 13 x 13 x 32 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. Xinia Guan
Object: One Year, 2020
Silver powder, brass, hourglass.
13 x 13 x 32 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
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Xinia Guan. Object: One Year, 2020. Silver powder, brass, hourglass.. 13 x 13 x 32 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. Details.. Xinia Guan
Object: One Year, 2020
Silver powder, brass, hourglass.
13 x 13 x 32 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan

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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Contemplation II, 2020. 24k gold plated sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).. 5.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. From series: Contemplation. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Contemplation II, 2020
24k gold plated sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).
5.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
From series: Contemplation
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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Contemplation II, 2020. 24k gold plated sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).. 5.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. From series: Contemplation. Alternative view.. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Contemplation II, 2020
24k gold plated sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).
5.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
From series: Contemplation

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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Contemplation II, 2020. 24k gold plated sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).. 5.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. From series: Contemplation. Alternative view.. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Contemplation II, 2020
24k gold plated sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).
5.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
From series: Contemplation

Alternative view.

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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Linear I, 2020. Sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).. 9.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. From series: Linear. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Linear I, 2020
Sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).
9.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
From series: Linear
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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Linear I, 2020. Sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).. 9.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. From series: Linear. Back view.. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Linear I, 2020
Sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).
9.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
From series: Linear

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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Flatland I, 2020. Sterling silver, 23.5 k gold, stainless steel (pin).. 7 x 5.2 x 1.8 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. From series: Flatland. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Flatland I, 2020
Sterling silver, 23.5 k gold, stainless steel (pin).
7 x 5.2 x 1.8 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
From series: Flatland
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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Flatland II, 2020. Anodized sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).. 7 x 5.2 x 1 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. From series: Flatland. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Flatland II, 2020
Anodized sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).
7 x 5.2 x 1 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
From series: Flatland
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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Flatland II, 2020. Anodized sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).. 24 x 31 x 8 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. From series: Flatland. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Flatland II, 2020
Anodized sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).
24 x 31 x 8 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
From series: Flatland
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Xinia Guan. Set: G.XI., 2020. Sterling silver, 18k gold plated fine silver, black patina, stainless steel (pin).. Brooch: 7.5 x 7.5 x 0.6 cm; Earring: 10.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. Xinia Guan
Set: G.XI., 2020
Sterling silver, 18k gold plated fine silver, black patina, stainless steel (pin).
Brooch: 7.5 x 7.5 x 0.6 cm; Earring: 10.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
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Xinia Guan. Set: G.XI., 2020. Sterling silver, 18k gold plated fine silver, black patina, stainless steel (pin).. Brooch: 7.5 x 7.5 x 0.6 cm; Earring: 10.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. Back view.. Xinia Guan
Set: G.XI., 2020
Sterling silver, 18k gold plated fine silver, black patina, stainless steel (pin).
Brooch: 7.5 x 7.5 x 0.6 cm; Earring: 10.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan

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Xinia Guan. Necklace: Bloosm III, 2020. Sterling silver, black patina, 24k gold plated Argentium silver.. 24 x 31 x 8 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. Xinia Guan
Necklace: Bloosm III, 2020
Sterling silver, black patina, 24k gold plated Argentium silver.
24 x 31 x 8 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
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Xinia Guan. Necklace: Bloosm III, 2020. Sterling silver, black patina, 24k gold plated Argentium silver.. 24 x 31 x 8 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. Alternative view.. Xinia Guan
Necklace: Bloosm III, 2020
Sterling silver, black patina, 24k gold plated Argentium silver.
24 x 31 x 8 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan

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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Capture III, 2020. Sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).. 7.9 x 7.9 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. From series: Capture. In context.. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Capture III, 2020
Sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).
7.9 x 7.9 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
From series: Capture

In context.

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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Capture I, 2019. Sterling silver, stainless steel (pin), black patina.. 7.5 x 7.6 x 2.1 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. From series: Capture. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Capture I, 2019
Sterling silver, stainless steel (pin), black patina.
7.5 x 7.6 x 2.1 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
From series: Capture
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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Untitled IV, 2020. Argentium silver, 18k gold, coral, stainless steel(pin).. 7.7 x 7.7 x 2 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. Alternative view.. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Untitled IV, 2020
Argentium silver, 18k gold, coral, stainless steel(pin).
7.7 x 7.7 x 2 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan

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