My work maps ideas, activities and memories. They are a dialectic of representation and abstraction, and a mixture of Chinese and Western art and culture influences. Iím interested in multiple layers and like to put figures and objects in ambiguous relationships.
Life is layered and that time, space and cultural dimensions exist relationally. The challenge is to decide how to transcribe random moments of daily activities and dots of thought and observation to create layers that shift between memories and existences both abstractly and realistically. Each body of my work conjures up a range of moods that express moments, memories and a journey of self-understanding.
I work with multiple pieces at a time. This allows my thoughts to flow and to give time and space for ideas to develop. Visually, the image groups cohere as crowd patterns when viewed from a distance. Up close, these figures and objects fragment into their own relevant spaces. My intention is to interplay a variety of visual forms and gestures and to engage viewers' associations, imaginations and interpretations.