Eternal Childhood 

2018 - 2019

5’ x 3,5’ - 5' x 3,5'
Wooden pencil, wax crayon and bold pastel on paper

The original footage was taken in Saskatchewan in 2020 during a road trip from Montreal to British Columbia. As I have never crossed Canada before, the idea of traveling the entire country was highly appealing to me, and so does the idea of traveling back to my native land. From China, To Canada represents delusional dream I hold onto and wish to preserve even when the expectations are not met after moving to another location. This piece raises the lack of knowledge about both my native and host country. With humbleness, it also raises the desire to take the time to deconstruct an idealized land in order to thoroughly understand it once reconstructed.