It started with several colorful mask tapes. I didn’t know what exactly I could do with them, I just wanted to try different materials to make dolls.
When I finished the wall painting, I felt that I need to write some words on it. Maybe the first form of Chinese writing — Oracle bone script 甲骨文 — which I learned from my university before.
By looking at Jackson Pollock and his drip painting technique, I transformed a white fabric into an expressive costume.
When I painted 2 walls, my friend Shuyuan came and took some photos of her standing inside the space, she said: “Your previous painting made it like kindergarten, but now it’s more like graffiti, it’s a very nice place for photography.”
Growing up with dolls and toys, my childhood memories were about changing dresses for Barbies with my cousins, or making toys and dolls with my father, or waiting for my Mom bringing me new dolls from her trips, and most of the gifts I received from family and friends were dolls and fluffy toys. Which made me have a special feeling towards dolls — they are your siblings and your best friends.
Looking at my space experiment, there are too many things happening there, graffiti, texts, symbols, expression, abstract art, toys and dolls, textile art, installation, spatial art, digital painting, portraits, which made me so confused — which one should I focus on? I can’t find an answer, I wanna everything.
Looking at the gound of my space, it reminded me of Jackson Pollock and abstract expressionism.
They asked me to cover it.
And I did it.
My friend took some photos of me in my painting zone, I like those photos when I looked up, like looking for something I don’t know.