Flower Qee (花熊)
Colour markers and mixed media illustration on 3D figure
The idea of Flower Qee came from my observation and imagination about happiness. I put different elements related to happiness in my Qee design. In my opinion, if we want to be a smart person, we need to know how to make ourselves happy first. So, my design tells people that happiness improves our life.
Book as Our Cup
Paper clay and paper
5.5 x 7 cm
I believe most people read books and so do I. Reading helps us understand our world more than we can imagine. I enjoy drinking tea when I am reading. I found that the way we read is similar to how we drink–slowly, so as to enjoy. There seems to be an invisible linkage between reading and drinking: books are like the container of knowledge, and we can observe and absorb from the pages just like how we drink. Therefore, I want to create an artwork that can express what reading really means to us.
Pictorial seal on seal stone
4 x 4 x 6.5 cm
I like a kind of fish called carp. In Chinese and Japanese culture, carp takes an important role: carp represents propitiousness and people believe that carp can bring good luck to them, so it became one of the famous elements in Chinese New Year. In Japan, it shares a similar meaning as in Chinese culture. Moreover, Japanese believe carp bring better growth for children. They will hang up carp flags when they have a newborn baby boy. I am inspirited by carp and I would like to make a pictorial seal about carp. I think the gesture of carp jumping out of the water is beautiful so I tried to depict that on my seal.