The Skin of Human Being
Joy Li is an interdisciplinary artist from Shenzhen, China. She’s a sophomore year interdisciplinary sculpture major. Her work seeks to amplify the absurdity and the beauty we find in our every day.
In her collection, The Skin of a Human Being, she focuses on how the person is subjected to social norms. People seek a sense of existence by being recognized by others, in conforming to a collective belief, such as the unit of measurement of time, which offers a sense of security but can also bring restrictions. She chose garments as the medium because they’re artificial and wearing them is a collective agreement of society. Her garments act as a catalyst for questioning these social norms and this conforming.