Tianchen Gong

Our Valley

Class of: 2024

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: Digital

Faculty: Seminar: Malgorzata Bakalarz-Duverger / Studio: Gyun Hur

Prompt: It's an assignment that ask us to pick one area from studio/home/community, and connect with one of creativity/safety/cooperation.

This project, is me thinking about a community linking with creativity.

It’s about an imagery from past to now, it’s about a dream from my family to our country. I wan to create a map, of a village. My grandma bought a little yard in the countryside long time ago, she plant flowers and take care of it. It’s a place that you can see star sky in a summer night. Our family used to go to play when I was little. After my grandma dies few years ago, my mother have always been talking about living in countryside or open a shop and sell food to people traveling when she get old. In recent years, she came up with this idea of having a village that embrace the nature and also attracts people to spent weekend there. Under her strong influence, I want to portrait this idea out, and a map could be a practical way with details and conceptual styles.