Family Portrait

2018
Earthenware and archival inkjet on printable fabric
17'' (H) x 13'' (W) x 14'' (D)


Inspired by Louis Pierre Althusser’s idea on the family as a primary ideological state apparatus and my personal experience of parental influences on career and economic choices, I removed my eyes from my headshot and layered them inside of a monster shaped television with my parents’ headshots block the two ends. The force of capitalist society cultivates our behaviors from various channels both at the early and later on stage of our life. It is also one of the examples of the possibility of mixed-media work between ceramics and photography.