Journey

Jessy Liu
Illustration (School of Graduate Studies)

About this Item

Title
Journey
Contributor Names
Liu, Jessy (Creator, Illustrator)
Dittrich, Dennis (Art teacher)
Miller, Anelle
Leach, Brendan
Date
2023
Summary/Artist's Statement
My work has always been about foxes. For me, the story of the fox is a projection of my own experience. The daily life of the foxes’ family is much like my own family… mandarin orange, which for me is a metaphor for warm and comforting. I have two enlightened parents and two naughty little twin brothers. So I can say that I grew up in a family full of love and companionship. I know that there is always a harbor behind me, so no matter how far away from home, I will never feel lonely. However, there are people unable to experience a warm home or someone to love. Sometimes, people are alone, friendless and helpless and even cold and harsh. I hope my work will plant a seed for a promising bright future for people who are struggling. The sun always shines after the clouds.
My Visual Thesis, Journey is a themed animation. Journey tells the story of Daddy Fox aiming to find the sea in a spiritual game. The game is a metaphor for the virtual trip that the fox is going on to achieve the inner peace he is seeking. The sea he finally meets is the end of his spiritual travel and the starting point of reality, namely his family.
I often think about what travel means to me, how important the destination is, and what I can gain from traveling. I sometimes push myself too hard because I am eager for a result and even ignore happiness in the process. My spirit is like a violin, if the strings are either too loose or tight, the music will be harsh. Allowing my mind to take a vacation, healing myself, adjusting my mood, and then returning to reality, is my understanding of a journey.

About this work:
My Visual Thesis, Journey is a themed animation. Journey tells the story of Daddy Fox aiming to find the sea in a spiritual game. The game is a metaphor for the virtual trip that the fox is going on to achieve the inner peace he is seeking. The sea he finally meets is the end of his spiritual travel and the starting point of reality, namely his family.
I often think about what travel means to me, how important the destination is, and what I can gain from traveling. I sometimes push myself too hard because I am eager for a result and even ignore happiness in the process. My spirit is like a violin, if the strings are either too loose or tight, the music will be harsh. Allowing my mind to take a vacation, healing myself, adjusting my mood, and then returning to reality, is my understanding of a journey.
Type
Still Image
Moving Image
Animations (visual works)
Medium
Acrylic, color pencil, tape, oil pastel, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effect, Adobe Media Encoder
Medium (Terms)
Acrylic paint
Colored pencils
Tape (material)
Oil pastels
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Media Encoder
Course/Degree Information
Program/Degree: Illustration MFA
Academic semester: Spring 2023
Professors: Dennis Dittrich, Anelle Miller, Brendan Leach
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Rights
In Copyright
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Identifier
FIT Repository ID: mi_000001

Citation

Liu, J. (2023). Journey. FIT Institutional Repository. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/120121
Liu, Jessy. Journey. 2023. FIT Digital Repository, https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/120121
Liu, Jessy. "Journey." FIT Digital Repository, 2023. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/120121