Nominated by SAIC
From the tropical plants trembling outside the brick wall in Xujiahui Park in Shanghai, to the poinsettia growing under an escalator in Union Station in Chicago, I explore places with doubts. My desire to do so is informed by a constant transition between China and the United States, naivete and disguise; while still feeling ambivalent about both lands. Negotiating my struggle with attachment, my photographs chronicle my psychological undercurrent in both lands.
I am surprised how this journey to the United States has challenged and accelerated my growth. Through photographing strangers I encountered and unfamiliar places, the image of my family and childhood memories in my mind started to shift in appearance and temperature, I started to understand romance and intimacy. As I continue curious exploring, I am waiting for the story to unfold.
Image: Untitled (Shadow)