Ting-Chen Cheng obtained her doctor’s degree of Fine Arts from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2010. She studied mostly Children’s Special Education in Arts and Plastic Art. She died of a chronic disease last February.
Cheng thought that hands were much too small in comparison with the whole body; however, they were not only the body parts that we used the most often, but they were also a more natural vehicle than language for the connection between our feelings and the outer world.
The series of hand gestures discuss the following subjects as self-sufficiency, the complementary shapes as well as the dynamic interaction between two objects, and the arrangement of a group of objects that presents how the individual object and the whole group are related and what images of humanities are suggested.
Via the cultural backgroud of this series of hand gestures and via the familiarity from using hand gestures to express feelings in the everyday life, the sculptor intended to arouse the audience’s desire for physical contact with the art work.