< Inflated coins >

The shapes of the brooch are the exact copy of the Chinese currency, only inflated. Here I use pin as an object that is related closely to the body, to memorize a political change in China during the production of this work: how the communist government took advantage of its collaboration with capitalism by reclaiming the leadership upon Chinese media. The research of this work is documented in my latter project 18:30 TV companion. I keep a distance from a commercial fine jewelry presentations, which are carefully curated attractive images. 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 short conversation about the inflated jewelry coin, they agreed to be my model.