Dividing Lines / Entanglements: Identity Struggles, 2020, acrylic,pencil, paper, oil stick on canvas, 60x72x2 in, (152x183x5 cm)
Entanglements: Identity Struggles focuses on different places that share similar stories of clashes between two systems: communism and democracy. The background contains maps and drawings of North Korea and South Korea, Taiwan and China, parts of Eastern Europe, and Russia. The map in the foreground is based on the city of Tainan, often called the Phoenix city. This nickname serves as a metaphor for renewal, rebirth, unwavering strength, and resilience.
studio view, Dec.2020