When I was a child, during summer vacation,
I used to go back to my grandmother’s home
in Hsinchu for a month or two.
What I loved most was getting up around four or five
There was me, my sister, and Grandma
and we’d go to the river with the dirty clothes
and squat on the rocks and wash our clothes.
Then Grandma would–
While doing the laundry there’d be a lot of, say, neighbors,
chatting while doing the laundry,
and then my sister and I would have a good time there.
Grandma would teach us how to beat at the clothes with the stick
and then we’d also play in the water,
I find it interesting,
I have a lot of childhood memories with my grandmother and grandpa,
it was an unforgettable experience.
What is the artwork about?
This is the artwork about my mom's memory. She said that washing clothes at the riverside with her grandma and sister were fascinating and she could play with her older sister and grandma. It was a fantastic experience from her childhood.
What can you see in the picture?
You can see a huge bridge in the background, the place where my mom washed clothes, and there is a fence there. Today, the bridge is considered a monument and nobody washes clothes there so I added two people washing their clothes at the riverside.
What was your goal when making this artwork?
我想嘗試在非常古老的地方做這個地方，因為這個地方是 100 多年前的紀念碑。這一次我嘗試畫更多的細節和陰影，甚至是河流的條紋。我也嘗試用圖片來做到這一點，以便我有一個真實的看法。
I would like to depict the place as very ancient because it is a monument from over 100 years ago. And this time I tried to draw more details and shadows, and even the stripe in the river. I also created it from actual photos so that it could feel like a real view.
How do you want the viewer to feel when they look at your interview, transcript, and artwork?
I think that they will be able to imagine the same thing for themselves, as if they are experiencing it themselves in the moment.
What else do you want viewers to know about your artwork?
The point of this artwork is to give the viewers a feeling that we should do something interesting in our childhood. Cherish the present and have fun creating something in the moment.