香港李寶椿聯合世界書院 Class of 2020
“I love art for many reasons but mainly because of its impact on people. I gradually realized the power of art in conveying message, raising awareness, and calling for mess support. I believe this is my way of impacting and helping the world.”
Tomato juice on paper | 84cm x 119cm
Upon dissecting a tomato, I analyzed its lines, composition, and inner structure, which reminded me of lungs - from the color and texture, to the seeds that resembled alveoli. Nature's symmetry, geometry, and recurring themes inspired my concept sculpture of breathing, and made me consider creative ways in which to capture just a sliver of the art teeming in nature. In the previous response, I merely considered the color and shapes of a tomato while ignoring its essence, an organic plant and fruit that decays with time. And as tomatoes are very juicy, full of water - the fuel of life, they left their mark with the last of their breaths.
Ceramic | 29cm x 6cm x 45cm
Printing the Present
Lino block print | 21cm x 29.7cm
While modernization brought convenience and improvements in the standard of living, it also compromised indigenous culture. Drawing from my experience during China Week in Fujian, I created this piece to draw attention to the tragic loss of traditional Tulou architecture as it is overrun and trampled by modern apartments. Even the rural persimmon plantation industry has been forsaken for urban jobs. After studying the works of Ray Morimura, I was able to create a pattern that resembles skyscrapers within this asymmetrical composition representing the invasion of modernization.