"From That Day On" is an ongoing project.
The images metaphorically or candidly reflect the impact of several major events in my life, and my memory fragments of these periods are constantly erased and recalled as my psychological state changes.
The motivation behind those images involves family, love, changes in the social environment and world events.
It was created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The spaces and close-up objects absent of life project my emotions—loneliness, depression, disappointment, anxiety, and loss. This sense of isolation comes not only from the implementation of the stay-at-home order, but also from the suppression and ostracism of the Trump administration, and the feeling of powerlessness in the torrent of society. The work also explores the futility of the two-dimensional space. Flat screens help us communicate with the world, but its vain attempt to mimic the three-dimensional space leaves us deluded and confused by its intangibleness.
Picnic on the Grass (July 5th, 2020)/Picnic on Zoom
This was the only time my friends and I physically saw each other after the first lockdown order in 2020. During the other times, virtual screens connect us - each resides only within the frame of their own spaces, in a flat moving image.
Inner 1, 2, 3, 4
It is a journey I go through thousand times in my mind.
By using collage, the presents of me, my parents, and my grandparents are able to be in the same space — my old house. It accumulates multiple memories within my family. As my closest family members pass away and the old house undergoes renovations, some traces of their existence erode but I build new relationships to pass my memories on to.