Ways of Seeing

The reflection of reading John Berger's Ways of Seeing.

You’re gonna make 2020 a good year.

greeting card for 2020.

Make you feel very, very small

This project shows an astronaut's psychological journey in order to emphasise the concept that human should be more humble.

The astronaut is surrounded by equations and formulae in the silence of space. Outer space is so beautiful that he cannot stop crying. The tear drops floating around like pearls.

The astronaut realises that he is very, very small.

Journalists fall over themselves trying to interview the astronaut when he returns to Earth. The astronaut says, “I’m not a great person, on the contrary, I am so small, yet gravity has still not deserted me”. If all the people have the same feelings as the astronaut, the earth would not be so crowded.

2019 reworked version

Room for Rent

Given the high property prices, it is common for people to share an apartment in Taipei city. However, these “roommates” do not seem to know each other too well, despite the fact that they are in close proximity to each other. We usually come to know a person through his/her appearances and personal attributes, which somewhat reflect his or her personality.

On the one hand, our sense of self-identity is built around the clothes we wear and the way we talk. On the other hand, the living space is also an expression of personal identity. That said, I have decided to draw a room to illustrate a person’s image. The form of the illustration will be flyers with tear off tabs, which is a type of interactive Street Art. First, I will select four to five people, who I am familiar with.

Second, based on my own imagination of these people, I will draw several rooms on the flyers as illustrations on the flyers. Finally, I will print out these flyers and post them on the bulletin board at various locations. Anyone who is interested in the rooms listed on the flyers can tear off the tab with a contact link written on it and visit a website, which contains more information of the owner of the rooms.

Elderly Gentlemen

The elderly gentlemen I met in London.