Physical Artwork


Made with Scratchboard, this image reflects a still life of multiple tea pots.


This 16" by 20" graphite drawing was created during my AP Studio Art: 2-D Design class as a direct observation of assorted fall objects.


This 15.5" by 20" acrylic painting was created in my abstract painting class at the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Precollege Summer Program in July 2015. This painting is a combination of a new style and an old style. I recreated Bruegel's famous painting Icarus with a modern fauvist approach using bold, unblended lines and bright colors. I replaced the sailboat with a cruise ship and the plow with a farm wagon. Also, I included a hot air balloon and modern clothing. My favorite change is the addition of a parachute to Icarus's legs in the water on the right. This piece won a Silver Key in the 2016 Scholastic Art Competition.


Inspired by the expressionist style of Wassily Kandinsky, this structure is overflowing with objects and how technology is cluttering our lives. This piece pushes for a more minimal lifestyle that also promotes sustainability. Created with acrylic and watercolor paint.


This 12” by 20” oil painting was created under the instruction of Mrs. Dichard. This art piece was based upon a photo I took during my visit to Sichuan, China when my family and I climbed the Emei Mountain. Out of all the views I saw on the mountain, this one had to be the hidden treasure of Emei Mountain. This painting won Runner Up for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition in New Hampshire.


This 15.5" by 20" acrylic painting was created in my abstract painting class at the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Precollege Summer Program in October 2015. This playful, imaginative painting reflects a moment of sweet calmness. The girl's mind imagines a carefree place with ethereal sparkling water and colorful rainbows to create a scene of infinite peace.


Acrylic paint on wood to remind those of endangered species.


I designed a traveller's wallpaper based on a story for my printmaking class. The first image displays three initial prints to experiment with changing colors and paper shades. Next, the second image puts four square tiles together to form a holistic pattern with blue and pink tones on tan paper. Lastly, the final image brings the final pattern together on a yellow background with interlinking patterns of a pink grapefruit, brown chopsticks and assorted floral decor with a star anisse hidden inside. The final wallpaper was created with a combination of screenprinting acrylic paint and Photoshop edits.


This piece encapsulates the nostalgia of "home" by connecting the maps of two places: My birthplace in Nashua, NH and my mom's hometown in Chengdu, China. The mermaid kite and boat also function as metaphors of flight and escape. This project was also an introduction to the monotype process. I pressed four color plates: orange, yellow, pink and blue onto each paper to create all the colors combinations I envisioned. The second picture shows the results with the first print on the top (darker), and the ghost print below it (lighter). Looking back, I would have added more transparency to enhance the blending, so the color would not be as dark.

I saved my plates and layered them up as shown in the third picture which created the look I had intended. I then brought this photograph into Adobe Photoshop to edit, and then printed out my final version in the last picture. This entire process highlighted my dilemma between digital and handmade prints, because I always found that my digital prints would capture the piece just as I had envisioned it, whereas my handmade prints would give me unexpected surprises, sometimes positive and sometimes negative. In the future, I would like to go back and reprint this monotype with more transparency and see what happens, because I especially love the texture of the indented paper that the pressure of the monotype plate leaves.


The theme of this print exchange was "Lost and Found" with the dimensions of 10" by 20." I was inspired by this size to make a print resembling a Chinese scroll, so I designed an abstract landscape along with the Chinese characters 没有地 图 which mean "There is No Map" to capture the sense that there is no map for life, and there are so many unexpected events that you can't plan for. The first picture above shows the sketchbook of my brainstorming process.

The medium for this project was traditional printing with photolithography. First, I printed my hand-drawn Chinese characters with an Epson printer. Then I used two layers of photolithography: one for the brown landscape and another for the green leaves. The photo litho plate for the landscape design is shown in the second picture. On the way, I also experimented with laser engraving the landscape, as shown in the third picture. While I liked the effect, I wanted to be more active in the art-making, since the whole process of laser engraving was done by the machine. Therefore, my final prints were done with mostly photo-lithography with only the characters printed with the Epson. A total of eleven prints were made for this exchange.