Girl with Dragon Blood

Written By Qu Yu Hong Lu

As a female artist, especially as an Asian female, I have long noticed that some cultural traditions have been oppressing us from expressing our real opinions. I wish my artworks will give viewers a sense of female empowerment by showing females’ brave moments as well as their inevitable vulnerabilities. I often incorporate various medium in my pieces such as water and oil-based paints, collage and charcoal. My pieces feature women I knew from daily life. I often utilize watercolor, ink, charcoal and gold leaf. 

 

In Girl with Dragon Blood, a Chinese girl in green traditional outfit smiles as aurora shines behind her head. She is a close friend, who always wears traditional clothing confidently amidst crowds of American teenagers. 

 

The garment is an object that showcases our religious tradition while modern technology speeds our life up. The girl in my painting remains unchanged just like the traditional garment as things around her evolve.

I am Qiu Yu Hong Lu, a sophomore at Boston University pursuing a dual degree in psychology and painting. As a female artist, especially as an Asian female, I have long noticed that some cultural traditions have been oppressing us from expressing our real opinions. I wish my artworks will give viewers a sense of female empowerment by showing females’ brave moments as well as their inevitable vulnerabilities. I often incorporate various medium in my pieces such as water and oil-based paints, collage and charcoal. My pieces feature women I knew from daily life. I often utilize watercolor, ink, charcoal and gold leaf. In Girl with Dragon Blood, a Chinese girl in green traditional outfit smiles as aurora shines behind her head. She is a close friend, who always wears traditional clothing confidently amidst crowds of American teenagers.
 

The garment is an object that showcases our religious tradition while modern technology speeds our life up. The girl in my painting remains unchanged just like the traditional garment as things around her evolve.