The inspiration of this piece comes from my dream.
In my dream, my room was extremely bright and it was an ordinary day. I was ready to go out and suddenly found that I had forgotten anything. I returned to my room and walked back and forth, but I could not remember what I was looking for. In the process, it seems that the light is too bright, I feel in a trance, this familiar room has undergone some changes, but can not tell the specific reason. As soon as I stopped slowly and found a ray of light falling quietly there, I tried to block it with my hands and body, but failed, and it passed through my body. When I looked back, I was horrified to find that there was a white person on the wall that grew half a body from the wall. It's quiet so I can not help but wonder when it is out in my home, it is not always been there to observe me. I look back again to check my body, if the light can pass through my body, then I am real? Is this a nightmare，or I have been living in the dream of others? Who are I and who is this person grew up out of the wall?
This dream makes me think real and unreal.
Especially after coming to New York, the environment here is quite different from that in China. I live in the world described in movies and books . Although I enjoy this culture, I always feel very isolated, more intense for the unreal.
So this piece also shows how I feel in a foreign country at this time.
Originally, I wanted to put the character in an empty and white space, but as the work was completed, I did not think it explained my view of reality and unreal very well. I think the real is equal to the feeling of living, and unreal is equal to the feeling of death. I am willing to believe that after the death , the soul will separate the body and go to another world, and the feeling of the soul or the ghost is unreal. So I put the wall design higher than the real room, put the closet on the heights, also added a ladder, I want to use these elements to express the characteristics of "high", such as paradise are like this world at a height and these closets in such a high position, there is no practical function, they are more like the house, the soul of the home.