As someone who has lived abroad for nearly a decade, I always find myself being torn between Chinese culture and American culture, neither of which I fully associate myself with. Living in San Francisco, my favorite thing to do is to go out and be alone in nearby nature. They don't judge me, they accept me for who I am. Every time I am out there, in the woods or by the water, I am able to find peace in my heart for who I am.
This body of work represents the journeys I traveled when I was in Marin Headlands. I photographed the things that are odd, interesting, weird, and beautiful to me as a way to express who I am. I applied the Van Dyke Brown process to add an additional personal connection to my work. I enjoy making photographs with my hands, moreover, the memories of my experiences out there are appreciated and cherished with every second I spend making the photographs.