My work is rooted in dialectical ancient Chinese philosophy and poetry. Themes of nostalgia, personhood, duality, and the complexities of interpersonal relationships are considered through the lens of Chinese ideology.
We live in different multiple ecosystems: whether natural, man-made, or digital. Each one has its own diagram indicating diverse shapes and patterns. My practice sits at the cross-point among these ecosystems, examining the collision of how all of these relationships manifest among ourselves and one another. Through metal, wood, printed picture, light, or a gesture, I use each material’s properties to capture the full breadth of its sensorial value.
The Pandemic introduced a lack of physical attachment between us, which compelled me to question how we as humans are different, or how we are all inter-connected to one another. I sought out the sensation of pain, as its tactility can be momentary yet constant and brings a shocking awareness of our physical existence. Pain, a peculiarity that is given by nature, makes us vulnerable but also strengthens our psychokinesis. Our body carries a beautiful mechanical process of healing, each moment of touch accumulates to build up a more dynamic and complete self. Existing can be embodied in different ways. My work speculates upon self-awareness, the balance of being controlled and controlling, and the trace we leave onto others, transforming physical existence into something that will mark our present in different forms.