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Salt Cubes is an experimental narrative animation. In the film, people are sharing their life problems with a radio station. The theme of the film is to convey the idea that salt cubes are solidified tears. Disappointments and hardships in life can be motivations and can make one's mind stronger. The 3D art visuals construct the contemporary digital lifestyle and recent 3D art wave.
School of Communication
Animation: Documentary Animation Pathway
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Digital art and moving image.
My past experience with oil painting and stop-motion animation had a great influence on my understanding of how art can be a powerful form for expressing complicated and chaotic emotions. The digital art wave later inspired me to work with digital based techniques – 3D, CGI, and VFX. I am trying to produce fine artistic visuals through computer simulations. The retro-futuristic style implies the growing influence of the technology revolution happening at the moment. I try to use my film to capture the momentary excitement of the present digital era.
- BFA Studio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, 2015
- Art direction, film, Chicago, 2015; Social media designer, online boutique, New York, 2016; CG animator, Beijing, 2017
- BFA show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2015