Pei-San Ng's Interactive Words of Art Invite Viewers to Set Them on Fire

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 18, 2015
References: peisanng & mymodernmet
These poetic works of art by Chinese artist Pei-San Ng have depth, symbolism and an interactive element that makes them special and memorable. Creating typography out of matchsticks, she invites viewers to interact with her art, to change its state by setting the words on fire.

Much like pointillism, the 3D structures are made up of tiny red tips of the matches that will turn to black when burned. The words Pei-San Ng chose to display each convey meaning that alludes to their ultimate fiery experience. Ignite, Transformation and Creation -- the words each take on a deeper meaning when part of the word is eaten up by charcoal, literally transforming in color and texture. The artwork evokes feelings of excitement and destruction while remaining quite a simple design.