Creantine

Creation during quarantine.


COVID-19 and pandemic in 2020 have affected everyone in every way. The experience of being Chinese can be different due to the action of President Trump blames the causes on China, rising hate crimes towards the Asian community, and the ignorance of careless for the virus. With the idea of cycling the masks and save the environment, I intend to collect the masks and use them as materials for books.



untitled
embroidery on masks
8″ x 4″′ each
2020

Each time I go out, I symbolize and embroidery the experience on the mask that I wear that day. With different texts, symbols, and textures, I record my pandemic daily experience as a chinses man.



Cover your mouth
Artist’s book with embroidered mask, stitches on printed texts on paper
4”x 3.5”x 0.25“
2020





Cover Your Mouth is a mixed media book made with a mask as the cover and texts printed on one long page with stitches. COVID-19 has affected 2020 with tragedies and inconveniences, yet President Trump has not taken the pandemic seriously and blamed China for everything. I printed out the speech from President Trump and stitched out texts with red threads to “emphasis” the narratives. By alerting the texts, the speech reveals the truth and facts of the pandemic, instead of blaming others with hatred.



ProtecAsian
Artist’s book of vinyl on masks
4”x 3.5”x 0.5“
2021







cold blood
Artist’s book, printed poem on paper, masks, threads
4”x 3.5”x 0.25“
2021



There were cold blood on the ground,
He pushed that old Asian man onto the concrete floor.

There were cold blood on the ground,
He choked an Asian man unconscious on the subway and nobody stood out.

There were cold blood on the ground,
He closed the door when he saw that an Asian lady got beaten on the street.

There were cold blood on the ground,
They have a #slapanasianchallenge on TikTok.

There were cold blood on the ground,
He shoot six Asian women in death and it was just a bad day.

There were cold blood on the ground,
They post #stopasianhate on social media for just one day.

There were cold blood on the ground,
They say “let’s rob some Asians today”.

There were cold blood on the ground,
An Asian lady was attacked by different people twice in one single day.

There were cold blood on the ground,
Do you speak English, Go back to your country, and fuck your slider eyes.

There were cold blood on the ground,
They are playing Nintendo, listening to K-pop, having their head-to-toe made in China.

There were cold blood on the ground,
They take our cultures, slave our talents, and use things made by our people.
Yet they treat us in this way.


There were cold blood on the ground.


They are so bloody cold.






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