CECA Greater China Region Creative Works Awards & Collection Exhibition
MCAD Alumni Show
Brothers and the Monster, one of the most famous fairy tales written by Zhang Tianyi in the early 1930s, tells a story about the adventures of ten-year-old twin brothers Dalin and Xiaolin after their parents die.
White Boat, written by Shengtao Ye, is a model of what its author considered to be authentic children’s literature--It is a celebration of the innocence and purity of the romantic child. In a setting which is an idealized pastoral world, two children find a boat in a stream, a boat which will only carry beautiful and pure children. When carried away by a storm, they are returned home by answering three questions which define the subjectivity of the romantic child: birds sing for those who love them, flowers have fragrance because it symbolizes goodness, and the white boat harmonizes with the pure at heart.
Publisher: Phoenix Publishing and Media Inc.
The book was published as one in a series of Children’s books that includes many classic stories and they are all being re-illustrated by different illustrators including me.
One Night in Minneapolis
I am very proud to be part of the ARTCRANK’s 2018 Minneapolis show.
ARTCRANK is a poster show about bicycles — a show that’s always open here on the Internet, and occasionally pops up in the real world as well. They make art as accessible as bikes are, and use creativity to change the way people think about cycling.
Since 2007, ARTCRANK has introduced hundreds of thousands of people to handmade, affordable bike posters created by independent artists, illustrators, and designers. They've held live pop-up bike art shows in cities across the U.S., as well as in London and Paris. Bicycling Magazine called us "Cycling's Coolest Art Show," and named ARTCRANK founder Charles Youel one of its "Cyclists Who Are Changing The World."
Media: Clay, Fabric and Gouache painting.
While doing research on historical images of women’s faces, I kept exploring and making little sculptures. I often started out with schematic drawings, which helped me direct the illustration and specify the materials that I used. I usually used clay and then painted them using acrylic. I put beautiful clothes and make-up on the figurines. I made these figurines so that the motion and the expression could offer a sense of humor. For example, one of my series, Ladies, shows the viewers what I am into. I had so much fun working with the details and patterns of each characters’ look. The women in my works are interesting and positive. They may be doing every exaggerated action; some of them crossing their legs and some of them sit on their heels. They are all very buxom and sexy, and their faces are more like Chinese traditional women’s faces. I created these faces with inspiration from Tang Dynasty women’s faces. In the Tang Dynasty, women in paintings had slender eyes and red cheeks, they also had special makeup which shows their personality, and distinguishes them from other characters. Their faces are bashful but their actions are exaggerated by wearing tight skirts or stockings with garter belts. By using tremendous contrasts like these, I increase drama in my works.
On Sunday Mountain will Grow Taller
Did a group of illustration for a short poem of children.
The process of this work is divided into two parts. One is about the structure of the hospital and another is about people who work or visit the hospital. I made the whole building become tall so that it can represent Chinese hospital’s external form, but I made some changes--- dismantling it, putting some parts which were inside the building outside, and also changed its color to become bright and fresh. All in all, I want to present an absurd and interesting work which can let people pay more attention to medical treatment.
Selected in It is a small world show.
Published in Hiii Illustration competition collection.