ABOUT COLORS AND FRUITS
I love bright colors. When I started studying drawing at five years old, the first object I drew was an apple, and then different kinds of fruits, such as strawberries, bananas and pineapples. When I look at fresh fruit, I cannot help but feel excited and energized. I believe that a lot of my artistic inspiration comes from the colors of fruits. I still have a very special emotion towards those bright and energetic colors. When I behold a fruit salad—lemon yellow, strawberry red, cabbage green, watermelon pink and grape purple—I feel how wonderful this world is and love my life more. Warm colors inspire a positive attitude. I intend to bring sunshine to my audience through my paintings. I believe that my pieces can appease pain, and I think an artist should bring happiness, energy and encouragement to society.
What is the most beautiful thing in the world? In fact, nobody knows the correct answer because there is not one. Art is very subjective and there are ten thousand Hamlets in ten thousand people’s eyes. Ever since I started drawing, creating beautiful things became the goal of my life.
In my point of view, human- body is the most beautiful structure in nature and the universe. Shiny skin, flexible muscles and the fluent lines of the body can promote the most primitive desires. In a few seconds, the image of bodies can give people a strong sensory stimulation. Those stimulations could ignite all the sexual desires. I believe that humans’ desire for sex is a special form of pursuing the beauty of arts. Therefore, I drew this picture to express the beauty of a human body. I intend the lines of the woman to convey why I think human bodies are the best of Mother Nature’s creations.
ABOUT FLOWERS AND NATURE
I was born and grew up in a metropolitan city in central China, which is very crowded and polluted. Economic development was a primary goal of the city, while others—such as the environment—were considered less important. There were few trees, and just a couple of sculptures downtown. I didn’t quite understand the beauty of nature until I came to Stony Brook. I love Stony Brook’s spring and summer because I can feel the great aliveness of nature. This has been an amazing experience. There are flowers blossoming throughout the spring, and bright colors everywhere. For someone who likes bright colors so much, the picture of spring was like a romantic movie. I never really knew the names of those flowers, but do not need them to love their colors, energy and beauty.
Flowers always remind people of beauty, purity and innocent. I decided to combine flowers and female to express the beauty of nature. Therefore, I created this photo collage. I always appreciate the beauty of human beings as I appreciate beauty of Mother Nature. A young girl is like a flower: the colors, the beauty and the energy. A combination of a girl and flowers was my way to create something more beautiful than just flowers or girls. It is a perfect match.