One Hundred (Would Be) Daughters
“One Hundred (Would Be) Daughters” is a 35.5” x 95.5” scroll made of 18 stone lithographs of a single repeating matrix that extends both vertically and horizontally. It evolves from a single “pattern block” to be literally larger-than-life, just like how we begin by making copies of our cells.
The lithographic scroll references both the “One Hundred Sons” motif popular in ancient Chinese art, and the use of pattern block in ancient Chinese bronze-casting. Commenting on the current gender imbalance in China, it explores the irony of people not wanting daughters yet desperately needing wives for their sons.