Process Journal


Research Project 2015–2016

My thesis topic is about growing up in the age of the Internet. A generation of twenty-somethings came of age at the cusp of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. My project explores the youth as an active participant in the network. Without geographical barriers, this form of online participation becomes a shared experience amongst youths all over the world. Coming of age is a special event in most societies, and with this project, I want to provide an additional interpretation of how that will manifest in the digital age.

In the course of this project, I recorded down my thoughts and notes from my readings on my notebooks and on my blog. I also collected images from my work space, both online and offline. The process journal becomes an integral part to my project and allows me to expand on this topic further.


Fluorescent Adolescent


Journals 2012–2016

Yohji Yamamoto says “Start by copying. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy, you will find yourself.” That sounds like the long and short of being an adolescent. We copy the people we wanted to be, people we idolised, in very intuitive ways. 

Being an adult is a little different.  The teenage personas we took on were expected to end, and we are expected to provide some justification for things we do or choose. Responsibilities come our way. You should have some semblance of who you are, but now you need to learn to negotiate with the world around you. 

Finding yourself is a continuous journey. In adulthood, perhaps we just continue this pursuit with some grace and responsibility.


This Journal Suits Me


Journals 2009–11

I think of these years spent in making art as sort of the final period of my life where I made art in the only way I know how, misinformed, unschooled, and with lots of feelings. Knowing that I am still an amateur feels promising and gives me a lot of hope for the future.