orisart

Grounded (1999)


How does education form and challenge personal identity? In covering my face with black hair, this depiction of myself really represents all Chinese students. They have benefitted from the highly academic Chinese educational system, but are robbed of creativity and a true love for learning. The exposure of the ear symbolizes China’s traditional teaching method (listen and repeat). But as it is the left ear, it nods to the radical transformation brought by liberal political views.

NFS
Price$0.00
Dimensions18 x 26 x 1.5
H x W x D (in)
Weight-13 (lbs)
FramedNo
Hang ReadyNo
SignedNo
Creation DateJanuary 2019
Subject
Portraits
Style
Impressionism
Medium
Acrylic
Substrate
Canvas