Siyu Cao
People Mountain People Sea


Image Type: multiple

Usage: Repeating patterns on fabric (or other surfaces)

Process: Pen drawings in sketch book scanned into digital files with digital brush (charcoal) applied using Photoshop

Materials: Pen, digital brushes

Formats: Sketch drawings in pen, digital files

Brief Requirements: Create a series of images inspired by contemporary Chinese city life – often reported as overpopulated and chaotic by Western media

Key Brief Ideas: Each pattern is seamless and can be expanded unlimitedly, illustrating the situation of overpopulation, yet at the same time, each pattern has its own unique visual order, which reveals the overlooked beauty and order in everyday life.