About the artist:
My work often looks cute, silly, sometimes child-like, or maybe even considered childish. But the cute animal drawings and sculptures, fluffy installations, bucket helmets, wacky noises from my works are more than just being cute and silly. I am interested in sharing a conversation about gentleness, and the value of happiness, empathy and how these qualities of being human can have value. We all have these intimate and tender qualities inside us that make us feel better when we are fragile. These qualities are greatly important, but sometimes we are uncomfortable to share or embrace them publicly because of external circumstances and social expectations.
As a result, I have been creating activities and objects with qualities of silliness, cuteness, clumsiness, fraginess, intimacy through the assistance of sound, digital fabrication, drawings and other techniques. I ask people to wear buckets on their heads and navigate in a soundscape; invite participants to make noises towards murals; make drawings of dogs tripping over themselves because they have too many feet. I construct these situations to create chances of connections (with me or with others or with any quality that the viewer feels). I am interested in bringing out these sometimes-suppressed feelings in a casual way like playing as children, though what we are experiencing is read under the context of studio fine art. I hope my work is at least a safe space to express, experience and more importantly feel these qualities.
Sometimes, I make my art because I am shy to befriend people directly, but I still want to engage, play, hug and express my energy of love. Therefore, I invite people to play together and participe in my art, and hopefully some gap is shortened because of the time and event we experienced together.