b.1991, Changsha, Hunan

The artist was out with a friend when she zipped up her hood to cover her face. Amused, he took photos and used them as the basis for a copper etching. As he worked, however, he began seeing the triple image as “a mirror” reflecting his own feelings and his struggle revealing them. “I was thinking about relationships and how difficult I find them—how hard it is to understand other people’s thoughts,” even when you know them very well.

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