Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting)
I am a second-generation Hong Kong–Australian born, raised and currently practising in Naarm (Melbourne). My work engages with the agency of POC, the feminine, and the ornamental. We often hear ‘art imitates life’: I believe this act of imitation is not possible without ornamentation and that in fact imitating is ornamenting. Ornamentation is the heart of art to me. I am interested in reclaiming and manipulating ornaments and the ornamental.
My grad show works play on every day ornaments like the laughing clown heads from carnivals, and the plates of my childhood: loaded with meaning yet eternally silent.