The series is a collaboration with Sang Li, a Beijing Based fashion designer. We both took inspiration from tropical nature. The paintings are made as a dynamic fusion nature, garment, and figure -- a combination of the photographs of mine and the fashion design of Sang Li. When making the paintings, I experimented with different ways of applying the paint to the painting surface. For instance, in the painting Jia I first prime the painting surface by spattering thickly mixed acrylic paint. I then apply a thin wash of oil painting in defining the shapes and dimensions. Finally, I revisit the figure and flower with a thick layer of opaqued color. 

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