I don't always enjoy myself in a museum or art gallery. Looking back at history stops me stepping forward. The old things have already been made and achieved. But only the new thing waits to be raised beneath the lights.
I used to paint in my head. Nothing inspires me other than myself. Random thoughts somehow inspire me the most. All of my purposes is to be creative, imaginative, and myself. I want to show people the world I've built in my head, The world I've always lived in. I hope to design a dream to show the world how big and different it is. I always treated my work as a painting while I'm the painter. I wanted to show the audience the Utopia created in my work.
This collection was based on self-experience of the way back home. By describing oneself as a homing pigeon returning to its original 'nest', whilst seeking to settle and comfort. During the covid pandemic, students from worldwide have been travelling back and forward to the place where they believe is the safest for them, acted similarly as a homing pigeon. The silhouette was inspired by the animal pigeon which is the main description of oneself.
By creating through a nest analogy, I gather the materials and resources from my surroundings to create this collection. From the development, I’ve created my textile pieces works as the base for this collection. The material was also inspired by a local natural weave, named Rattan. The material has similar imagery to the nest, working as a nest for the human being as it was being made into types of furniture. The thought of nature leads the collection into a more settled tone...
The textile was created by recycling damaged and unwanted fabric, giving it a new life by deconstructing and reconstructing it into new and richly textured textile pieces whilst keeping my concept in mind. The idea was born when I was experimenting the possibilities of the waste, damaged fabric that was stacked piles at those fabric shops...