As a Chinese who studies in western society, I would like to represent Chinese culture through my metal work. Four-word-idiom is a significant element of the Chinese language form, so I have decided to use the Chinese four-word-idiom as the subject of my jewelry. These idioms continue to have deep historical meaning even with the current influence of Western culture. Like the ancient Greek Aosop’s Fables, four word idioms are a natural reflection of current society. The incorporation of cultural traditions is essential to the development and execution of my work.
This concept has been extended into two different style series. One focuses on enamel narrative form. The other focuses on the use of hollowware to simulate bitter melon’s textural surface. In this body of work, I have used many visual elements from Chinese, such as: Chinese shadow play; Chinese opera, and Taoist philosophy. Traditions always support my works and me staunchly.