Since the beginning of my undergraduate career as an art student at Loyola Marymount University, my work has consisted mainly of paintings and sculptures that represent elements of my Chinese-American culture and explore concepts that are deeply connected to my personal life. My paintings are done primarily in acrylic on canvas or watercolor, in the style of photorealism. I paint Chinese themed still lives and portraits of my closest relatives or of indigenous people from Mainland China. Compositionally, my paintings are closely focused to enhance detail in my still lives and to focus on the physiognomy of the subjects in my portraits.
Multimedia and performance sculpture is also prominent in my work. The types of media I use most of the time are wood, ceramic, paint, and found objects. I am interested in life-size and large-scale sculpture, and strive to have the sensibility for innate craftsmanship in all my work. I attempt to create a sensual experience for the viewer by emphasizing colors, textures, or even subtle noises and scents. The formal exhibition of some of my wood and liquid sculptures require a one-time-only performance, in which liquid is released from a chamber and thus creating organic designs of color and texture on a monochromatic surface. My objects are simple and minimal in form and color to emphasize the tangibility and purity of the materials at hand. However, their conceptual premises are rich in meaning and content, which often relates either to my personal struggles dealing with identity and intimate relationships, or to global issues of social justice that I am passionate about.