Skye Tao, Photographer. “The Eight Immortals”.


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Photographer A. S. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. Skye TaoPrevious featured Here is a link to the article). Tao is originally from Suzhou, but now lives in Vancouver. She received her BFA in photography from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Her works often utilize the lens to narrate stories about culture and humanity through surrealistic images that challenge viewer’s perceptions.

“The Eight Immortals” focuses on lotus roots, water caltrops, euryale seeds, arrowheads, water bamboos, water chestnuts, water shields, and water celery — transforming them into sculptural art. The images are a tribute to the legend of heavenly beings that planted these vegetables to protect themselves. These vegetables, deeply rooted within Chinese culture and tradition, represent generations of dedication to cultivation. The project is a celebration for this labor-intensive process. The project also serves as a bridge to the past and the present, conveying themes about abundance, water’s importance, and the preservation and nourishment of centuries-old traditional foods, ensuring their continued value for future generations.

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