BREATH

Glass/Denim Fabric
2019

EMPTY

Clay
2020

SHELL

Orange peel, thread
2020

SEED

Peanut, organza
2020

COCOON

Paper, bamboo
2021

Statement

Di is an interdisciplinary artist from China and her practice explores questions about mental health, body and home. These questions touch various psychological diseases and childhood traumas that insinuate systemic oppression. In the process of making art, she pays attention to emotion, vulnerability and subconscious. Illusion and memory are sources of her creativity. Her previous working experience in k-5 education and the art therapy projects conducted in elementary school are intertwined into her artworks. She also uses strategies that encompass theater, humor, and interview acquired from her graduate study in Indonesian literature and drama.