“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
I am at once terrified of and fixated on the constant changes in my life.
I am sad when I lose touch with people I once felt close to, I am sentimental when I leave bedrooms I will not call my own again, I am worried about losing my parents’ Taiwanese heritage, I am nervous about my future plans after graduation, and I am afraid of the inability to return to certain chapters of my life. All of these anxieties have made their way into my paintings.
My art focuses on the movements of waves and their constant change and collision. These paintings serve as a way for me to cope with the changes in my life and to come to terms with their inevitable uncertainties. I aimed to capture moments of great tension in waves in order to reclaim the forces of rapid movement in my life. Ink, as a medium, also holds significance, as it is inherently permanent. Once a mark has been made, it cannot be erased or changed. While our lives are constantly in motion, my art allows me to preserve the ephemerality of a moment.