My work discovers the concept of pain as a key element for psychological transformation and growth. Starting with my personal experiences and relationship with my own body, the choices of the materials, and their natural tendency that leads to abstraction, the work usually transforms itself into questioning and gaining the understanding of human experiences. I believe as humans we are born to suffer. The various types of suffering are the main driving force for my work. Therefore, I see them as extremely positive and unique elements that define who I am.
Influenced by the principle of Yin and Yang, a fundamental concept in Chinese philosophy about the contradictory opposites, my works are based on a series of dualities including order and chaos, pleasure and pain, freedom and restraint, aging and growing, gentleness and torture, bruising and healing, etc. These dualities co-exist with one another. Sometimes they contradict but sometimes they complement each other. I treat these dualities as essential components that form the foundation of our shared feelings as humans.
Working with my hands is fundamental for my artistic practice because I see the process of forming sheets, sculpting clay, pulling prints, sewing fabrics all as an extension and reflection of myself. By working with my hands and repeating the tasks, the process eventually becomes an investigation of my position within the current society. I use repetition and labor-intensive processes as a way to reflect on my upbringing, to convey how our bodies fight with social constraints, and to depict the strength within the vulnerability. I see my work as a channel deeper into the subconsciousness and use the physical materials as a medium for interconnection of my inner and outer self.