Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “people do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character”. Far away in the east, ancient Buddhism echos his quote: “one’s reality is a reflection of what that person believes and the world is a mirror”. Our subjection can deceive us; it leads to misapprehension, miscommunication, isolation, and confrontation. However, when we can consciously see and analyze our subjectivity, we will be awakened to apprehend, communicate, and love.
My work explores the idea of self-reflection. By capturing states of my own mind and interpreting them as physically existing objects in a real-world, my art allows me to step back and reflect on my own experience, like seeing myself in the mirror. Meanwhile, I hope my work can inspire the sensibility of each viewer, enlighten their inner selves so they may discover new perspectives of their lives.