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In my work, I explore creating ceramic shrine-like containers for my metaphorical self. I hope to narrate a sense of psychological confinement, anxiety, alienation, and the connotative yearnings of being a foreigner through these autobiographical sculptures. As a third generation Chinese immigrant in Myanmar, I … Read More
In my work, I explore creating ceramic shrine-like containers for my metaphorical self. I hope to narrate a sense of psychological confinement, anxiety, alienation, and the connotative yearnings of being a foreigner through these autobiographical sculptures. As a third generation Chinese immigrant in Myanmar, I look back at Buddhist and Animistic practices in my native country in addition to Chinese cultural practices for inspiration in my work. My work is inspired by “Spirit Houses”. They are animistic shrines that people in Southeast Asia build to placate spirits from the other world dwelling in trees, lands and mountains by offering them shelter, food and entertainment.
Recently, I have been exploring kiln casting in glass to investigate the notion of mental confinement expressed through the materiality of glass and its inclusion bodies. Read Less
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    Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI, USA
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    Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI, USA
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Member Since: May 3, 2013