Fading to Nothingness

Fading to Nothingness
Size: 15 x 11″
Medium: Lithograph print and chine collé with player piano roll

2016

Home Kong

Home Kong
Size: 9 x 12″
Medium: Linoleum Block Print

When people talk about Hong Kong, they think about the symphony of lights from the Victoria harbor, they mention about how beautiful the skyscraper view from The Peak looks. As a local, I would like to illustrate pictures of every day life in Hong Kong and show people what Hong Kong truly looks like, because images they had about Hong Kong is wrong. They are only tourist spots that are built for economic benefits. To me, it is the culture of Hong Kong that makes Hong Kong a unique place. It is the people and the livelihood in Hong Kong that makes Hong Kong “Hong Kong”.

4 Oct 2016

Curiosity

Title: Curiosity
Medium: Wood-board Printing
Materials: Chinese rice Paper, Ink
Size: 17¾ x 12¼“

As we grew up, we are more concerned about people’s expectations and how people look at us. We are too afraid of being different, afraid of making mistakes and rejected by the others. We never believe in ourselves, we only improve ourselves and be the kind of person whom others want us to be.

In my work, I tried to illustrate my ideas on a little girl who is trying to uncover the cloth printed with words that blinded her. The words are reflecting different moral values and judgments from others. In life, rumours are just words passing verbally around others, it is not possible for us to change ourselves just to follow their footsteps. Sometimes it is not a bad thing to be different, it only means that we are brave enough to be ourselves.

Sep, 2013

 

In order to survive in a society that eliminates people who are are different, we have developed a habit of following trends and common practices.

We order the same food like our friends and pretend that we have similar taste,
we take photos at popular “check-in” spots and post them on Instagram to show that we are up to date,
we even turn our backs to our dream jobs, and live a life that we do not love.
We live a life to impress people.

Is that a life that you have ever wanted?
Taking pains to be the same like other people?

In life, we cannot possibly control what people may think of us. Let go of a life fitting in their shoes. Being different is not a thing we have to fear, it only means that we are brave enough to be ourselves.
Open Your Eyes. You are you.

Jan, 2018