Introduction

My name is Chenxuan Zhang, a determined and resilient of creative 22 years old girl. Art and design have been the most valuable and nurturing tools in my life. Since childhood, my relationship with design has proven dependable and uncharacteristically symbiotic. At age six, I started to study paint,sketching and watercolor.I have always had a…

Let it be…

Let it be Precious memories with decay They’re somewhere close to my lonely soul They linger, ever near me Let it be Precious memories with decay They ever flood my lonely soul The broken cocoon transforms into a butterfly Let it be Precious memories with decay Fly across the lonely years reflecting the past A…

Open grids from a calendar

I make new testing that opens these grids. Calendar as my reference and inspiration. They are a part of memory because these memory part of on the butterfly have already happened pass every day. My memory grids just like the calendar that some are busy and some are blank. Next plan: I will draw some…

Rebirth – New life

Wow… This is really a difficult half year. I finally came over. In the first half of the year, I suddenly fell ill because of my ears, which required urgent treatment and surgery. So I have to go back to China twice. I was particularly nervous when I was lying in the operating room. I…

Butterfly of Memory

Here have some butterfly of memory. Why call them butterfly of memory? Because in the past six years, It was an extraordinary overseas life experience that suffering, struggled, harvested, owned, lonely etc, these memories are performing in my mind like a movie. These memories all of my grow up, meant to symbolize me and my…

New Direction

My mentor guides me on how to change direction during the bottleneck period. She asked me why I had to make such a big butterfly and a cockroach. Why didn’t turning them into a lot of small ones then make them a large group? With this idea and her help, I chose to reverse the…

Kinds of Testing

A story about caterpillar becomes a chrysalis, then broken cocoon, finally become a butterfly. These all of my inspiration, let me want to make the conclusion about my six years life in here, the process like my six years living, it is an autobiographical, meant to symbolize me and my experiences. This movement of translation,…

Summer work

This summer, I always recall some of these five years of memory when I listen to music. I realized that this was my last year in the United States. This holiday I expressed these memories with paint. Sometimes I recalling of some people, sometimes recalling one thing, sometimes there is some American landscape in my…

Artist Statement

I want to keep this memory, to because time passes, I really worry I will forget it. I also want to rouse empathy with the audience about working abroad, for the viewer to resonate with homesickness wherever you come from. This memory about homesickness. While the Spring Festival is the biggest homesickness for the abroad…