Modeled after a street sign found in downtown Kyoto, Japan. Part of a new digital art series exploring different things my computer science professors say during class: After asking a question on computational logic, the class was silent. She gestured to the students sitting at the top row of the steep, stadium-seated lecture hall and said: "You are on the top of the world. Do you have opinions?"
2021, Digital Animation
An exploration of kinetic typography. I am a Taurus, an earth sign, so while learning animated type I tried my best to express the word "earth" in motion and what that means to me.
Tryptic with of appropriated photos depicting social, economic, and political consumerism in public spaces during the COVID pandemic. Each panel includes contemporary photography of real-life settings (Costco, grocery stores, USPS boxes) and incorporates a piece from an artist I admire. From left to right, "Flint Water" by Pope L., collection of wooden boxes by Andy Warhol, and Untitled (USA Today) by Felix-Gonzalez Torres.
Rendition of "Old Trees by a Cold Waterfall" (Wen Zhengming 文徵明, Ming Dynasty) recreated entirely out of fragments from a screencap of my desktop.
2021, Digital Animation
My first attempt at narrative animation. When my mom immigrated to the states from Hong Kong, her parents refused to teach her Cantonese or Mandarin, despite them both being their native languages. They feared her knowing her mother tongue would distract from her assimilation into the states and western culture, and that she would be seen as an outsider. As I now try to reconnect with my own culture, I think about what this has taken from me and my family. Even as I learn, the language sounds broken and foreign on my tongue. And as I animate this poem, I feel a strange homesickness in words I can't understand.
Graphic of my own specializations as a designer and graphic artist. Nice to meet you!
Logo made for personal branding, modeled after a traditional Chinese dragon.
Symbol set constructed from five core marks, including a very silly dragon. Available as a 26 character font.
2020, Graphite + Digital
Representational drawing of two withering bamboo stems and their accompanying shadows, sealed with my digital signature in red.
My favorite Animal Crossing Villager (Zucker) dressed up as my favorite Hylian Hero (Link). With 300+ hours logged on each game, I felt that I had to draw them together.
2020, Digital Animation
My first ever attempt at animating and at Adobe After Effects. I grew up eating instant ramen, but the ham ramen Ponyo and Sosuke eat in Miyazaki's "Ponyo" always looked so delicious to me. When thinking about what I'd want to animate, this bowl of ramen was the first thing that came to mind. Something about how all the ingredients swish is so memorable and mesmerizing. Looking back on it now, the animation seems quite rough, and though it definitely doesn't come close to capturing Miyazaki's level of mastery, I still feel proud of myself for learning.