Me vs. Myself

2010

We can understand freedom by becoming aware of what oppresses us. On my way to define those mundane everyday aspects that constrain my daily life, routine, and happiness, I ended up finding an endless list of pros and cons. I found out that my greatest wish was, and still is, to change everything about (my routine) and to have it remain the same, all at once. This work captures the pros and cons of my continuous self-exploring and search for happiness. It's in five pairs of antithetic symbols, each representing a different part of my personality. My public installation was done in reference to the Tibetan praying flags, and their belief that the printed prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the goodwill and compassion into all pervading spaces. As an interactive work, I made personal symbols that were stamped on post-its and tagged in a public space.