The Persistence of Culture
Mixed Media on Canvas
20 x 42 Inches
I've always had interest in the mind and its ability to create suspended states of awareness through interaction with reality or manufactured reality. I create representations of myself in a state of ambiguity growing up as a Taiwanese, though lacking clear identity of a "traditional" Taiwanese amongst society.
The constitution of my own cultural identity is as the persistence of a fading memory; ink and paint on canvas melting away until all that is left is ambivalence and confusion.
Modernism has scrapped what little remains of our past. Buildings of our history are slowly being replaced due to overpopulation and urbanization. Places that made up the fabric of our collective stories, remain only a memory.