Girlhood and Backyard
All flowers have their own meanings: roses symbolize enthusiasm, sunflowers represent hope, and morning glories confer strength and courage. With a garland around her head and a petticoat on her body, a five year old girl surrounded herself with glorious flowers and flowers become her inspiration. I choose cool, solid shades to match these brilliant flowers in my memories to play the song of ice and fire. These quiet colors reflect Chinese virtues: calmness, generosity, and gentleness, and have naturally saturated my mind. I hope that in my life as a designer, I will bloom wildly and wither gently like a splendid white rose.
Yanxi Li is from Dalian, China. She is a senior general fine art major with a concentration in animation. Her work is rooted in her childhood memories. She pays attention to the volume of the fabric and the exaggerated silhouette to make the surfaces full of tension. She finds a balance between humor and elegance to interpret girlhood wonder.
Yitong Wang @YitongWeng