Pleated Layer Dress, 2020, muslin, acrylic
2020 means a lot; it was an uneasy time for me, so I put all my fragile feelings and emotions into this piece of garment. Inspired by a conversation that I have with my therapist when she suggested me to express your emotions using art as an approach. In this piece, I painted what my grandma normally says in the video chat with me. “Don’t cry.” “Study hard.” “I miss you too.” “I love you.” Her phone number. Her name. I painted all of these to reminds myself of what a loving family that I have. When I paint the fabric and write these words, I feel reliving and touching. I feel like that all my scars are healing through this paint.