Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting

Jessica Liu


Digital Media
Digital scan, ink and acrylic on canvas
11 x 8 (h x w) inches
Text translated through Google Translate from Simplified Chinese, unedited.Dynamic meaning with the windRetirement salary several hundred yuan, free medical treatment is falseold to see a doctor no money, teaching half dead, 100 hair must be on lifeCan only hold chalk, who put masterYoung students gather in the west, love friends in their prime points, the opposite sex classmates win brothers and sisters, later in life contact deeper.Yuzhou youth, university education. Industry Jing diligently teaches, peach and plum trees become their own. In 2005,Spring Book in Chengdu Yulin West RoadMazehui

“The tension of using both the scanner and ink on canvas aligns with trying to bring these intangible moments and emotions to something that can be seen. With my education in the history and practice of traditional Chinese landscape painting I found there are similarities in the ancient art practice and using technology as a painting tool. There is a level of control and of chance. Much like the controlling and yielding to the ink simultaneously in Chinese landscape painting, I controlled several factors in the settings of a scan as well as moving lighting and the object in question, but the result was always a play with chance. The same concept applies to our personal narratives. There is a level of control, but I am particularly interested and fond of the “yielding”. This work encourages the viewer to do the same. To listen, interact, and yield to the telling of a human being’s story.”

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“She believes her narrative wouldn’t exist without her living it with others.”