< Inflated coins >
These jewelry pieces are the inflated replica of the Chinese currency. Here I use pin as a format of subtle expression and an object that stimulate conversation, to memorize a political change in China during the production of this work: how the Chinese communist government reclaimed the leadership of Chinese media and took advantage of its collaboration with capital. The research of this work is documented in my latter project 18:30 TV companion. I keep a distance from conventional fine jewelry presentations, which are carefully curated to be attractive. The models who present the jewelry here are citizens who were walking on the roads of Beijing and were randomly captured by me. After a conversation about the inflated coins and they agreed to be my model.