The Wish of Marionettes

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彼樂求
Ink and color on paper
179cm(W) X 92.5cm(H) (each)

The marionette puppets draw reference from (童子) the Chinese “lucky boys”.
An auspicious icon in ancient China,
they carried a perpetually smiling faces and often appeared in Chinese almanac and depicted around the deities.
However, behind the smiling faces were a deep yearn for freedom.
The puppets lived under in an enclosed world with the sky covered by floor tiles and their movement controlled.
Yet, as Pinocchio fought to become a real boy with flesh and mind,
these puppets flew kites and dreamed for one day freedom shall dawn upon them.