Yixin He Final Portfolio

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Delicious Turtle Cake

February 2017

Scanned film photography and Photoshop.

Part of a project to transform a photograph into an equally believable image.

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Magmar Chefs

February 2017

Scanned film photography and Photoshop.

Part of a project to transform a photograph into an equally believable yet impossible image.

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Ezra

March 2017

Conté on paper.

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Those Curvy Legs

April 2017

Digitally painted in Paint Tool SAI

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Blue Feet

April 2017

Digitally painted in Paint Tool SAI

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Sassy Reclining Pose

April 2017

Acrylic on paper

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January-March 2017

Screenprint of an image digitally painted in Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop

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Fragments

March 2017

Acrylic on cardboard

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Give It Time

April 2017

Screenprint of an image painted digitally in Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop

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Go Exercise in the Wind and Waves

May 2017

Oil on paper

An illustration of a Chinese creationist myth in which 盘古 (pan gu) splits open the land and sky, creating the earth that we live on.

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I Did It For Me

March 2017

Digitally painted in Paint Tool SAI and animated in Photoshop

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More Production! More Contribution!

May 2017

Oil on paper

An illustration of a Chinese myth in which a girl drowns and is reborn as a bird who then spends the rest of it’s life attempting to fill in the ocean with sticks and pebbles.

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Protect Ourselves from Sudden Enemy Attack

May 2017

Oil on paper

An illustration of a Chinese myth about an archer who shoots down 8 of the 9 suns that used to hang in the sky, saving people from drought and heat.

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Familial Piety

May 2017

Digital painting in Paint Tool SAI

A piece depicting the “regicide” of traditional family structure and the idea of familial piety. The heads reference the Buddha figures that can be found carved and embedded in mountains in China, and the specific busts are of Confucius and certain parents in my life.

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Scratch and Scrape

January 2017

Acrylic, gesso, and charcoal on cardboard

Performative piece in which I dipped my hands in various supplies and scratched and scraped at the cardboard until my nails wore down and continuing became painful.

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Something Tangible

April 2017

Acrylic painted, photography, and Photoshop

This work features a body-part-specific tattoo that criticizes excessive sexualization and lack of awareness for the prevalence of sexual abuse and violence.

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