2018 personal work| Zine, Artistic book
(featured in HEAPS magazine)
I was inspired by American artist Joseph Cornell's surreal box art and Japanese surrealist poet Katsue Kitazono's poems. I assumed this zine was a collection of the fragments of life, an assembled package of personal emotions and thoughts in Edinburgh city. The key tone of the zine was based on tracing paper which is one of my favourite material. For me, it has a poetic and mysterious feeling. I especially like the effects when images printed on tracing paper overlapped to create the extra meaning. Then I assembled lots of different colours, sizes and materials of papers to go with the images and the text. Also, I wanted to experiment the sound effect of this zine. I put very thin wrapping paper which makes a sound when you flip it. It sounds like the rain. Altogether, the pages interact with each other and the readers.
I always believe sincere works eventually attract the audience. Therefore, I love to create works based on my life and thoughts. And my personality has a tendency of sensitivity and melancholy. In the past, I felt it was bad to share these feelings. However, now I know it is the kindness and genuine compassion toward this world that encourage me to create these works. The sorrows in my works also can create value, console, and even bring heartwarming feelings to the readers. We all have sad moments in life. Having these moments is normal. Somehow they remind you that you have a tender heart. It is a beautiful thing.