Zheng Guogu, Visionary World in a Changing State of Mind
Zheng Guogu, Visionary World in a Changing State of Mind, view at Mirrored Gardens, 2022
伴随着《心能转境》这一系列创作相关的能量学测试中，郑国谷将能量观测的中心放在“心轮”的层面，“心轮” 处于“脉轮系统”的轴心位置，一般认为是感情力量的源泉。郑国谷将心轮的打开过程视为和不同场景对应的过程，通过用心来对应画中的形象/ 场景，进一步改变观者的心境，开放自己的感知维度。
《心能转境》系列中的绘画，每张对应对某位古代智者的观测，将智者能量转换为相应的形象/场景，置于深黑偏褚色的单晶体背景中，而此单晶体又置于另一层浅绿色的、由更多小单晶体构成的圆形背景中，犹如浮现于粒子虚空之中。 对于郑国谷来说，形象/ 场景的根本性意义不在于它所代表的符号含义，而在于它们是光的次一级的化身，暗示从一维至二维以至无限维的转换，从而可以折射、扩大心的能量。
In the Visionary World in a Changing State of Mind series, Zheng Guogu places the observational center of energy at the “heart chakra.” Located at the axis of the “chakra system,” the “heart chakra” is generally considered to be the source of emotional energy. Zheng views the expansion of the “heart chakra” to be a process resulting from an individual’s correspondence with different settings, and suggests that by using one’s heart to correspond with art’s various forms, the viewer will undergo an evolution in their mental state, leading to the opening up of new dimensions of personal perception.
Alongside these explorations of energy, in Visionary World in a Changing State of Mind, Zheng is also concerned with placing paintings within types of everyday environments, as well as placing scenes depicted in paintings into the real environment, such as bringing willows and flowing streams into the space of Mirrored Gardens. The sound of the water and the voice of the heart are placed in mutual reflection and harmony, through which the possibilities of mutual transformation between one’s mental state and the environment can be explored.
This type of experimentation uses one’s own self as the medium, through which one experiences flows of energy that cannot be articulated with language. And, in the end, the endeavor invites other entities to participate in testifying to this experience. Perhaps we are merely intertwining particles in this quantum world, ceaselessly searching for a vector that can be the trajectory for our life energy.