In the Ocean #2, 35 x 28 inches
Illustrator Alice Lin uses watercolor and pigment on rice paper and silk to create intricately detailed worlds. Human and animal figures are enveloped in pastel-toned bursts of swirling flowers, mushrooms, oceans, and rock formations. Despite their storybook-like quality, many of Lin’s works are fairly large, with some spanning more than three feet wide.
In an interview with Wow x Wow, Lin describes the intention behind her work: “It’s about exploring the internal and external, about the relationships between the two; self and surroundings; human beings and the world… Our body is a container, connected to the outside world and our breath, blood, thoughts, feelings, emotions, dreams, etc. are the content; through this content we are able to experience life, and we are able to learn about art, the world or ourselves.”
Mystery / 秘境, 31 x 47 inches
What we talk about when we were talking / 我们在谈论什么, diptych, 43 x 36 inches
Faramita / 彼岸, 83 x 41 inches
Faramita, in process
Toadstool Spirit / 毒蘑菇精, 17.5 inches