I Wanted To Be A Mother

Photo Installation

2019-2020

This is a photographic practice on the reflection of family’s influence to the artist’s self portrait: HUNG was born and raised in a conservative Chinese family that had full control of her early life with a series of “rules” she had to follow. Many things she did seemed unpleasant to her family as if she broke those rules. This life style made HUNG feel a sense of cold violence and the lack of love. When she grew up, HUNG realized that many family rules and values were naturally applied on her daily practices, although she didn’t agree with many of them. Therefore, she used the forms and colors of objects she photographed to metaphor the familial pressure added on her. She also revealed the desire of freeing herself from the family rules in her work.

Ping Pong Ball