Wish Stone
Bronze, copper.
Wish in Wish
Bronze, Stainless Steel.
Wishes Fall
Bronze, Acrylic, Brass.
Wish Tube
Bronze, Stainless Steel, Brass
Blow a Wish
5_Blow A Wish_Stainless Steel, Brass_90mmx80mmx100mm_2022 – ALBA CHEN
Stainless steel, brass.
Blow a Wish
Stainless Steel, Brass.
Wishing

‘A wish is a hope or desire for something. People wish for their desires to come true through the act of making wishes.’

The Wishing project consists of six works, each developed from specific make-a-wish rituals. Alba Chen is interested in the ritual of wishing. Put a coin into the fountain, put your hands together and make a wish. When the coin hits the water, it feels like your wish has been heard and realized. There are many ways to make a wish, such as blowing out birthday candles, praying in a place of faith or writing a wish on paper. Chen thinks the process of making a wish, the actions of the person making a wish and the tools and places used in making a wish are of great research significance. Ancient legends, the origin of these rituals. What Chen loves about this ritual is that it’s interactive with her, and when she’s making a wish, when she is doing it, her connection to the wishing well and how she feels is fascinating to her.

‘A wish is a hope or desire for something. People wish for their desires to come true through the act of making wishes.’

The Wishing project consists of six works, each developed from specific make-a-wish rituals. Alba Chen is interested in the ritual of wishing. Put a coin into the fountain, put your hands together and make a wish. When the coin hits the water, it feels like your wish has been heard and realized. There are many ways to make a wish, such as blowing out birthday candles, praying in a place of faith or writing a wish on paper. Chen thinks the process of making a wish, the actions of the person making a wish and the tools and places used in making a wish are of great research significance. Ancient legends, the origin of these rituals. What Chen loves about this ritual is that it’s interactive with her, and when she’s making a wish, when she is doing it, her connection to the wishing well and how she feels is fascinating to her.