Student Work – Wu Hao

Wu Hao – GS 13 – China

“Who Am I” is a self-portrait project, in which I see myself as a “Culture Mixer.” I grew up in China, studied and lived for few years in Japan, and now I am in America. You can see Chinese characters on my jacket, English on my pants, and Japanese on my headband simultaneously in these pictures. Such an erratic combination reflects the complex feeling of being influenced by all of these different cultures. This specific character (myself) has been involved in the daily life in the US everywhere. I intended to express a form of self-reflection and self-exploration in this project, through that balances between real and fictional compositions in different scenarios.