One of the things I remember from when I was a kid
that had the biggest influence on me growing up
was in seventh grade when I joined the school's volleyball team.
Because I loved this sport so much,
I put my whole heart into it,
But because of a height problem,
there was no way to get off the court and become an official player.
So I told myself that although I can't be taller than other classmates,
I must jump higher than others.
So under the encouragement and request of the coach,
I went to the school to train earlier than all my classmates every day.
After class, I would also strengthen my training more attentively
than all my classmates.
Finally during the summer after 8th grade
before heading into 9th grade,
Because I had demanded so much from myself for such a long time,
I met the requirements of the coach.
He had told me that as long as I could jump up
and touch the rebound with both hands,
I could have the opportunity to become an official player off the court
and because of the coach's words,
I spent a lot of time training to demand more from myself.
So like I mentioned,
that afternoon when I was about to advance to the ninth grade
during the summer vacation after eighth grade,
under the short body test of the coach,
at that moment,
I stood up and slapped the rebound with both hands
and told myself, I did it successfully!
This incident left a deep impression on me
and it also inspired my attitude toward work in the future.
I told myself that no matter what I do,
I will never give up.
There are always ways to solve many difficult things.
Of course, the next game in the north went very smoothly from there.
I was able to successfully win a victory on the school’s behalf.
For me, this was a very impressive and inspiring little story for me
during my schooling period.
I will simply share with you here.
I hope that whatever happens in the future,
as long as you have perseverance,
perseverance, courage and an approach,
you will be able to achieve all the goals you set.
What is the artwork about?
It is about when my dad was a child, during his volleyball class, when he tested his high jump and everyone thought he was too short to tap high enough but he tapped the highest point on the basket.
What can you see in the picture?
There’s a red basket, green basketball court, my dad jumping, the blue sky, some blue and some white clouds, red, white, grown school, and the yellow, green and brown of the trees.
What was your goal when making this artwork?
To depict my dad in action so that everyone who sees my artwork can feel how he jumped. I wanted my color palette to be accurate and the figure to be done well so that people could really see what my dad is doing.
How do you want the viewer to feel when they look at your interview, transcript, and artwork?
When they look at my drawing, they can feel how high my dad jumped, where he was jumping to, even what the weather was like and what the place and its colors looked like.
What else do you want viewers to know about your artwork?
I hope when they hear my dad's story and see my artwork, they can really know what my dad is like.