Yuzie by Zhiyu Jin

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COURSE: CA 155 Introduction to Digital Media Production

MEDIUM: Poster/ Digital Illustration

DESCRIPTION:

This is a TV poster about my life experience of constantly moving to different places. As an international student, I moved from China to the United States to attend UW-Madison. But before that, I moved from Jiaojiang to Hangzhou and Hangzhou to Shanghai. I really appreciate this experience because I was able to explore and feel the vibes of different cities.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
Yuzie, my Chinese name in reverse, is my preferred English name. Since the assignment was about me and my life, I chose this as the title. In this poster, I photoshopped myself into a mermaid-bird because while growing up, I was constantly moving. I was born in Jiaojiang, a district in Taizhou City. I spent all of my childhood there. Then, I moved to Hangzhou for middle school. Two years later, I transferred to an international school near Shanghai and spent four years there. Lastly, about a year ago, I moved from China to Madison in order to attend this college. Since I was constantly moving, I felt I was like a bird who travels around the sky and a mermaid who explores the hidden treasures in different corners of a huge ocean. I appreciate this experience because it has given me the chance to see different views and made me into a more independent person.