Nüwa is Pregnant III, 2018
205 x 102 cm
Installation, watercolour on mulberry paper with hand cut

Nüwa is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology.

In today’s society when a woman becomes pregnant, people commonly see it as hope and promise for a bright future. This work, however, reveals a realm of complexity and mystery that indicates that this pregnancy is perhaps not quite a world of serenity.

Transforming hope into psychological anxiety, this ironic work proposes that the modern world is disrupted. Based on personal experiences, I create art to engage with social problems we confront everyday – each cut sheds some light, hoping to channel the vital energy to give birth.

2018 National Works on Paper
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
20 July – 9 September 2018