Emerging Self

Emerging Self
My artworks define my identity by photography and painting of self-portraits. Photography is the reproduction of my world, my mind and myself. Once the photos are taken, I observe the world and my “self” again as a third person. I photograph myself though different settings and angles. By studying them, especially my facial expressions, I rediscover my different characters, which is not only a woman, but an identity that share my multicultural background and experience.

I observed and search my identity as a woman artist in the western society after I moved out Hong Kong, where I spent my childhood and adolescent life. To understand my identity, I often photograph and paint portraits of others and myself. For this series titled “Emerging Self”, I use my photographic self-portrait as reference to create a series of headshot format paintings. I present these paintings with the collage of bold colors that may evoke viewers’ emotion of their identity and culture. I view the collage of bold colors as a mean to represent modern women life in this colorful diverse culture society and our strong mind in determination and acceptance of who we are.

All artworks are available for purchase and commission works are also available upon request