Including man, there are one hundred and eight different creatures in the Chinese Circle of Reincarnation. Creatures in the Circle will be judged in a mythological court under the earth after their death. This is the Buddhist philosophy of life. It also underlies the concept of my recent work named “Judgment”.
In my underworld, the “Judge and His Guards” take their honorable seats. Their role is to judge the dead souls and to determine their human or animal destiny in their after life. Also in this court are the “Jurors”: suspended characters and spirits. But they are not only jurors. They are the witnesses and they are ourselves.
All of these portraits were photographed with a large format camera. The digital images were manipulated with Adobe Photoshop Software. The original version of “Judgment” had been outputted as a series of 53X35 inches ink jet prints in lower resolution. In the summer of 2002, I made a new edition of “Judgment” which I had not only revised the artwork, but also adapted the improved output technology for long last prints.