As a sculptor, I have always been interested in exploring the relationship between the human world and the natural world.  The arena of jewelry, in my opinion, marries the values of the human world with those of the natural world.  Every piece of jewelry contains the value of the natural material and the value of the jewelry maker at the same time. Unlike other areas of sculpture, jewelry making provides the scale to measure the value of the two worlds against each other. Through his/her interaction with the material the jewelry maker has a chance to own the power of assigning value to each side of the scale.
A jewelry maker who carries the value of the human part plays two opposite roles in the process of producing a piece of jewelry: one is serving the natural world, named co-acter; another one, on the other hand, is using the natural world, and is named Creator. However, only the Creator is able to tip the scales balancing the two worlds, in my opinion. Consider the Cullinan diamond, the largest and most valuable diamond in the world, as an example to explain why the co-actor does not have this ability.  The co-actor’s function, in this case, was to do the least amount of cutting and the most polishing of the natural martial. They were completely serving the material, the largest diamond, and entirely overpowered the value of the final piece. The higher their skill level, the more servring they were doing. Their work did not contribute to the value of the diamond; they were simply maintaining it. Thus, the ratio of values, assuming the total value is 100%, is nature to human = 100%:0%.  On the other hand, assuming a great Creator  whose value is the same with the value of great natural force of the earth, ordinary natural material can become a valuable gem after a series of great natural forces of the earth, thus, we can draw a conclusion that ordinary natural material can become as valuable as a gem under the designer’s hands. On the basis of the above, the way to be a Creator, in my opinion, is to polish his/herself instead of polishing a piece of treasured natural material and then s/he will gain the power of the Midas touch (sometimes, the legend is true but it usually omits a part of the theory). 
Based on the above understanding of jewelry making, I am going to seek a human diamond in the jewelry area. As for the question of “what’s the diamond in the human world?” the answer might be a chip in a high speed computer or a piece of lens on an ultramicroscope, but those products may lose their value without their function. My proposal is to embody humans’ value in every piece of jewelry and try to make people think about the relationship between us and the nature where we live. Nevertheless, to estimate a diamond is much easier than to estimate a Creator since the situation of the Earth is steady, finite and gaugeable and human beings have already built an elaborate and integrated appraising system. So, my question is: how can I assign value to each side of the human world and the natural world?
Thus, my next project is to establish a completely new appraising system to re-value the natural world. First of all, I will abandon the Earth in the project. Assume that people are not living on the Earth, but instead on separate and independent planets where there are not gems, diamonds, or precious mineral resources, but rocks, wood, metals, etc., those kinds of common natural materials. How do people estimate the value of those normal natural materials through an elaborate and integrated appraising system such as the current one? Consequently, I will formulate a very detailed, rigorous, even tedious standard to evaluate the limited resources on the little planet.  Although the natural resources are limited, the standard will be as serious as the current appraising standard on the Earth. It will not only contain accurate measure, unified pricing and detailed samples, but also consider the relationship or networks with the only owner of the planet who is the only one to represent the human value in this project. To accomplish the work, I will take the current appraising system as a reference to build websites, reference books, samples, tools, even fictional museums, appraising schools and institutes.
This project is a derivate from the calendar project. They are sharing the same concept of “individual planet” and trying to visualize the relationship between the human world and the natural world. Compared with the former project, the second piece is closer to the Archive Arts. Although to “make up” historical evidence by mixing up real and fiction, as Tacita Dean (Foster, 2004) and Walid Ra’ad did, is not one of my purposes, the huge and integrated archival expression method is one of the most important facets in this piece and the most attractive part for me.