(b. 1994, Tianjin, China; lives and works in New York, New York)
Trampoline, 2020. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist
The day was ending when I walked upon two kids jumping on the trampoline. They would climb into midair, hang there for a second, and fall back down. Repeated tirelessly, the scene solidified into an unlikely blend of cheer and serenity. During a time of turbulence, I hope this small moment can help one find gratitude in the simplicity of being in the world.