001_butterfly table

laser cut acrylic, vacuum forming PVC plastic
dimension: 24”W x 24”L x 17”H

Zhuangzi’s dream

"Life is like a dream" is a Chinese proverb, an old saying that is repeated over and over again. Tracing its origin, it comes from the end of "Zhuangzi - On Qiwu.”

"The Butterfly Dream"

Once, Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering about, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know that he was Zhuang Zhou.

Suddenly he woke up, and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuang Zhou. But he didn't know if he was Zhuang Zhou who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming that he was Zhuang Zhou. Between Zhuang Zhou and the butterfly, there must be some distinction! This is called the Transformation of Things.
— Zhuangzi, chapter 2
— 庄子,第二章

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