A Girl with JXG:
JXG=Juvenile xanthogranuloma. I have had a life experience that no one has experienced before. This box includes items and a book, telling my life story before I came to MICA.
Houses in the United States, according to my memory, are beautiful looking, but inside me, I knew that they don’t belong to me, and I don’t belong to there, too. It makes me think about seeing candy houses in store windows when I was a child. However, I moved to Virginia with my family to a big, red house. And now I finally have my own candy house.
Empty Street and Traces of Happiness:
I was inspired by the Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC. In the afternoon, the empty street was full of trash, prompting me to think about relationships in society: There is always somebody taking responsibility for our happiness.
When I traveled to Cinque Terre, the place that is famous for colorful houses in Italy, I found that the people are not happy with the government and tourism. Tourists see beautiful colors from outside, however, when the residents look through the windows from inside, they can not enjoy it. I built the town on virtual reality (VR) glasses and put an animation video. The video is VR format so that viewers can wear these glasses to feel the different perspectives.
We can find empathy from the people who differ from us. Somebody who lives in a different place, can speak a different language from me, and still connect with me. This is the treasure that I find when I study aboard.
The Map of an Aristocratic Room:
This is a personal response resulting from art research. The "bookshelf" includes four handbooks telling the changes of furniture inside a European aristocratic room through the history.