The prototype of my works mainly originates in ‘Jiu Ge’ by Qu Yuan, one of the greatest ancient poets. His... Read More
The prototype of my works mainly originates in ‘Jiu Ge’ by Qu Yuan, one of the greatest ancient poets. His works, full of fairy tales and historical legends, with the artistic technique of extremely rich romance, express great poet’s Weltschmerz speech full of anger. In my ‘Jiu Ge’, I refine some mythical images from Qu Yuan’s ,such as the charming Goddess of the Mountain who cried “hunkering for your presence hurts me deeply” and the protective Goddess Hsiang Fei of River Hsiang who sighed by“Eager expectancy makes my yearning heart ache”. With the artistic technique of rich romance, I, tentatively, reproduce the emotional representation of ancient Chinese classic works in my clothing design. Xuzhou City, where I was born, has long been regarded as the cradle of Chinese Han Culture and the creation of my works ‘Jiu Ge’ is originated from this land . ‘Jiu Ge’, with contemporary mood, borrows loose robe with wide sleeves and long flowing skirts prevailed in the Pre-Qin and Han period, forming the aesthetic image of both looking back Qin and Han dynasties and observing the present. Such entanglement between classical and contemporary emotions shows slightly difference in terms of strength degree between pieces and pieces, as well as series and series. The cultural implication of ‘Jiu Ge’ intends to reflect a kind of hazy ambiguity of culture, which can be classical and modern, as well as local and international.