Chenyue Yuan
Pearl's Daughters

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
It's the final project for MA study at Royal College of Art. I chose the theme and used the true narratives of female labourers to recreate their work and life in the factories, echoing the lives in Pearl River Delta in 1980s. They gather the key moments of the women's everyday lives, tell a personal narrative of the unnamed in memory of the life of the last generation, our mothers.

How was the illustration used:
A series of images for my graphic novel.

How did you make this work:
Based on photographic sources and archival text, these stories are re-edited into one in the form of a literary collage. Media: pencil, monotype, and digital process.

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Royal College of Art
Visual Communication - Illustration Pathway
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I am an illustrator and communicator recently based in London. Prior to that, I was born and raised in Canton. I explore illustration practice as a retroactive, multi-voices narrative by combining field visiting and archival methodologies to explore social histories of sites. My work is primarily drawing-based, using both traditional and digital media.