Jenny Gao

The Shimmering

Class of: 2027

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Digital Art

Faculty: Ivan Rivera

Prompt: A Full Figure Self Portrait with a clear story or concept can be inferred by looking at the image.

There’s a plush rabbit toy I’ve been keeping since childhood. As an old saying, close objects we’ve owned for a long time are connected with us by soul and destiny. I’ve owned this plush rabbit for an extra long time that’s well enough for it to attain part of my soul or become part of it. I imagined it gaining the ability to form a human appearance through time. Combined with another old saying that souls can adhere to mirrors and reflective surfaces, this image presents us as in a magical vintage furniture store. While in front of this antique grandfather clock–a statue of time itself–I see the soul always accompanying me in the reflection.