This project was for my senior show exhibition in my senior year in the high school. The theme of the piece is appreciation of my parents. When I was eight years old, I moved to a semi-rural area where nature is everywhere. I moved there for various reasons; my parents wanted to escape from the industrial area and to live in a quiet place, but the biggest reason was that my skin allergy (Atopy Syndrome) was getting worse and was caused by air pollution. My current school in Idyllwild is located in nature. I have been here for four years, and it feels like a second home. Nature has always been my friend and part of my life. Since my parents took the risk by moving their businesses for my health, I have planned a house design for them as a gift.
The concept of the house is based around nature, specifically my ambiguous definition of “nature.” How I define nature is people, places, or things that feel cozy, familiar, or relaxing whenever I go back there.My thoughts on nature are more about my family and home in a green environment while people usually define the natural environment in terms of ecology. Many people have thoughts about their future dream house at least once in their life, and I am one of them. I was thinking so long about a house for my family. And this is how I imagine it: on the first floor, the indoor garden represents my parents’ wishes to bring nature inside the house. I believe not only the indoor garden but all the spaces in the house will be a precious gift to my family. The composition of spaces reflects the movement of my family members, and their comfort refers to my definition of nature. Overall, in planning a house, the architectural model is a gift for them and shows the future relationship between nature and my family.
After the show, it was gratitude to everyone including myself, because I finished the show with my original plan without any rushing and learned many skills from teachers and classmates. Mostly, I appreciate my family who became for my inspiration and brought nature into my life. One thing that I remember as a regretful moment was the opening day. Due to my terrible cuffing, I could not talk much to people about the piece during the opening, which could not be fixable.
However, overall, The whole process of the show led me to bring my most passion and energy on the project with strong work ethics by facing the challenges. Through the six months process, I found myself improving as a young artist and making enthusiasm with it, which I proud of as spending the last year in the school.