March 2019 - June 2019
Heide project has two parts, one is an animal shelter, the other is a sidewalk pavement design. The idea is to create a healing zone for people on their way to home or while they are visiting, where they can feel close to nature and have a sense of self-comfort as they walk through the park. In both cases, Xiaojing coalesced elements of the Art Nouveau which happened in French to reflect the influence on the Heide artists of that time.
starlets --- an animal shelter
The aim of this object is to recreate the fun of observing the animals once John Reed and his friends did in the past at this site as well as highlight the relationship between human and animals.
SIDEWALK PAVEMENT DESIGN
This area should have played a role in leading people to Heide1,
but the current situation of the site is easy to be neglected.
In order to improve that Xiaojing designed this pavement. She found that in Australia people likes to wear headphones to enjoy their own musical space and when people heard music they may naturally dance with music even on the street. They may not really dance but they may stamp the floor tile follow the pattern and the music pace.
Therefore, she chooses two musicians to show the transformation of the art form in that time, one is the first Impressionist composer Claude Debussy （ The Girl With The Flaxen Hair）and the other is Cole Porter who is an American composer and he moves to Paris during the ATR Nouveau era（Friendship）. After that she coalesced the artwork in heide1, the dancer and Portrait of Sunday Reed, respectively created by John & Sunday reed’s friends Sam Atyeo and Moya Dyring.