Artist Ms Hui-ju ChenCuliacan, Mexico | 1972, Taiwan
ART is to me like a way to connect and disconnect with the whole world. The world is too big and life is too short, therefore, it is too much of waste to spend too much time on making unnecessary associations, or trying too hard to relate myself with others half-heartedly. There is a way to reach out to people by expressing my real self and be real me, which is to make ART. I can be 100% honest to myself and to others; I can show how I feel without too much of elaboration; I can decide and control in my own world. Sometimes words and speeches get in the way. Art helps me to meditate and observe.
ART is no longer a “want-to-do”, but a “got-to-do” in life. I need them to support my own existence. It is to say, “My work has defined me”. There is no need for me to speak up, to shout and to scream out loud. ART shows me a way out in life and it follows me everywhere I go. My work has given me a passport to my own world and to reach out others’ world.
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