When we come back from a journey, we tend to notice how much little
has changed and feel as if we never left. For his undergraduate
senior thesis, Lawrence Cheung was trying to convey an abstract idea on
how a space can be created based on the notion of traveling to and
back from a distant place within a short period of time.
Over the years, Lawrence has made a collection of
sketchbooks that continue to document his curiosities with spatial
and temporal displacement as well as the Big Bang Theory, the connectivity
of all things big and small, and the precession of the equinoxes.
This also led him to become interested in archaeoastronomy, the study
about how ancient monuments were built in alignment to the stars
or to the rising points of the sun. Such important examples are
Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, the Mayan temples, and James Turrell's
Roden Crater project in Arizona.