Ever-Changing,
Ever-Growing 

2018, Book design

This accordion book indicates six different stages of my life, which could also be divided into past, present, and future and connected with my experience abroad. As I grew older, I began to wake up to the impact of my surroundings on my personal development. This project intends to visualize my dynamic thoughts, ideas, and reflections on different age stages. How did my mental and physical parts react with those changes in my surroundings?

这本手风琴书展示了我人生的六个不同阶段,也可以分为过去、现在和未来,并与我在国外的经历相联系。随着年龄的增长,我开始意识到周围环境对我个人发展的影响。这个项目旨在将我在不同年龄阶段动态的想法、想法和反思可视化。我的精神和身体是如何应对周围环境的这些变化的?



I regarded my self-consciousness development as a process of building a city. From birth to adolescence, my sense grew out of reliance and trust on my parents and friends. The protection, encouragement, and love from those people made me brave enough to build a city of my thoughts and feelings in my mind. At the same time, my
confidence becomes increasingly strong. Suddenly, the role of the teacher changed my perception of myself. In my rebellious youth period, education was as an ideological operation. Without my permission, “correct” thoughts and “useful” knowledge was injected into my mind, all of my rebellion and ignorance was cut out, and a vast snack was sent to destroy my city. My absolute narcissism turned into crippling self-doubt. I chained myself


我把自我意识的发展看作是一个城市建设的过程。从出生到青春期,我的感觉来自于对父母和朋友的信赖和信任。这些人的保护、鼓励和爱,让我有勇气在心中建立起一座我的思想感情之城。与此同时,我的自信心也越来越强。突然,老师的角色改变了我对自己的看法。在我叛逆的青年时期,教育是一种思想运作。没有经过我的允许,“正确”的思想和“有用”的知识被注入我的头脑,我所有的反叛和无知被切断,一个巨大的蟒蛇被送去摧毁我的城市。我的绝对自恋变成了严重的自我怀疑。
我将我自己束缚

After I came to a foreign country and experienced a different cultural background, the curiosity of unknowns released myself from the chains. I reopened my mind and went on a path of retrieval of my self-consciousness and selfesteem. I decided to embrace all of the present challenges and opportunities, although my futurereminds unknown

For this accordion book, I wrote a short poem first and designed various layouts to reflect the contents. To visualize the poem, I collaged the photos I took, paint textures I made, and  illustrations I drew.


当我来到一个陌生的国家,经历了一个不同的文化背景,对未知的好奇让我从枷锁中释放出来。我重新思考,走上一条恢复自我意识和自尊的道路。我决定拥抱当下所有挑战和机遇,尽管我的未来前景未知

对于这本手风琴书,我首先写了一首小诗,并设计了各种布局来体现内容。为了使这首诗形象化,我把我拍的照片、颜料纹理和手绘插画进行了拼贴




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