Fragmentary memory of
Chinese New Year 30 years ago,
while many moments have
passed out of existence.
Get up early and put on new clothes and shoes. We put big-headed monk on, stepped on stilts, and pockets full of candy and peanut.
Temple fair is always crowded with pedestrians, people are walking and squeezing shoulder to shoulder, heel to heel. Crowds of people throng around the dragon dance show.
Cheering and laughing.
As darkness fell outside, we sat down to eat, to share food and happiness. every corner is filled with the sound of firecrackers.
New Year’s is coming on the way!
A certain festive cheerfulness prevails. All of us are basking in the glow of a fresh start. All the blessings and expectations.
Everyone is smiling, The smell of happiness permeates the whole world.
This is an image of the Chinese New Year 30 years ago, while many moments have passed out of existence.
My project is a long scroll illustration (40cm * 2550cm) of traditional Chinese New Year. The story unfolds from sunrise to the first day of the new year.
The important inspiration for my project is old photos and videos. Also stories from my relatives which happened 30 years ago.
Through my illustrations, I hope to let more people know the stories of the traditional Chinese new year festival and bring the value of culture back.