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3-D Design
Liu​ JingYing
Kang Chiao International School East China Campus|Kunshan City, Jiangsu
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Carry Me to the Desert|Height: 67 in. Width: 23.6 in. Depth: 65 in. Idea(s): Relationship of flower and female reproductive organs Material(s): Space cotton, wire, yarn, and flowers. Process(es): Create and cut-up flowers.
“When people generate signals that are similar surroundings, do they react by repelling or blending into one?”
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My work is called Carry Me to the Desert, inspired by the film Desert Flower. A custom depicted in the movie describes how girls undergo female circumcision at a young age to make them 'pure.’ I used the concept of desert and desert flowers to create an imaginary desert world where the chances of a flower surviving are very small. I also explored the relationship between the flower and female reproductive organs. I researched the work of artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Mapplethorpe, Karl Blossfeldt, and many others. My process was to create and cut up flowers as a metaphor. I experimented by using a combination of projection and direct extraction of the bright colors of the flowers' reproductive organs.
I have such empathy for the girls and the pain they endured. I am calmed by understanding how other cultures have different traditions than mine. I believe that the power conveyed by artistic creation exists even if people only see it in the field of art! My ideas can plant a seed in people's hearts. Give it time!
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