Their World
Their World

Lithograph / 30cm X 30cm / 2017

Their World
Their World

Lithograph / 38cm X 25cm / 2017

Their World
Their World

Lithograph / 40cm X 20cm / 2017

Their World
Their World

Lithograph / 30cm X 30cm / 2017

 Their World 

Video  /  5' 43'' / 2017

The text of Their World series come from the diary excerpts of a book, The Diary of Chinese Left-behind Children (Yuansong Yang. 2012). These children who live in rural China and lack the accompany of their parents are called "left-behind children" in China.

My original motivation for choosing this text stemmed from my own experience. Since my parents were busy with work in my early childhood, I lived away from my parents for a long time. Memories of this childhood experience brought many feelings to me after being an adult, hence I have empathy for their diaries.

This series of Their World adopted lithographic technique. I integrated ink painting technique which is different from the delicate depiction of “Ann” series. Through water marks, ink concentration on the film surface, shape accidental patterns with pencil drawing, such figures of children could be expressed: depression, helplessness and innocence.

What I wanna express in this series is that the world of children is beautiful but fragile, therefore I hope that I can draw the viewers’ attentions to the spiritual world of children through my work and help the children’s childhood to have more time with their families.