YINGQI PUFFY ZHAO (MFA)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BLOOMINGTON
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
I am drawn to the microscopic structures of living forms. The idea that how creatures are perceived by human eyes could be entirely different from the imagery revealed by a microscope makes me ponder whether I am able to capture the reality of anything merely through direct observation. Instead of depicting the familiar human form that is exposed to naked eyes, I present imagined segments, altered versions and memorised episodes from a cell perspective, as processed by the microscope in my head. There are two identities living inside the physical me. One is blank, calm, logical, organised, and restricted; the other full, dramatic, emotional, chaotic and free. I am intrigued and inspired by the process of uniting materials that enable me to express my dual identities.