Final thoughts : with-LIN me


I really like the rain. This words means continuous rain in chinese. To add a bit of flair to the art work I drew my chinese surname in a rain like manner. I really liked the aftermath of this effect. The clash between the calmness of the rain drops and the harshness of the other character really stuck to me. And also the character in black seems to look like an umbrella.

This chinese character means slow. I feel like sometimes even though I’m thin, I eat a lot which slows me down in everything I do.

This character means numb in chinese. The black “bracket” over my chinese surname seems to be a shelter than protects me and allow me to be numb to my surroundings and slowly grow as a people. It can mean both negative and positive as the same time. The negativity is brought about by the color black and it seems positive as there is flowers growing.


The meaning of this word is forest. As seen, I am trying to make a humorous statement about the work. I support bodily rest. And I feel that the tranquility of the forest and the flowers it haves creates a soothing environment to relax and rest in.


The title:

I named this body of works with-LIN me. I am trying to poke fun at the phrase within me. Since all the works is about things within me and visually the chinese character “lin” is always covered by something whichi symbolizes it being within something else.

Author: Diane Lim

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One thought on “Final thoughts : with-LIN me”

  1. Nice observations and attention to details- by focusing on details you have created interesting and compelling images that are typography at the same time! You have discovered something new and potentially endless. I strongly recommend that you come back to this project for your ZINEs (I will explain in class :))
    Simple advice:
    – make your thumbnails BIGGER- we do not want to need to click on each image to see them bigger
    – Have HIERARCHY on your page with an arrangement of items: Images in this assignment should have Text CAPTION: “My name is… and I am…” accompanying the thumbnail
    – I saw your works and they are white – why are they pink white?
    – Scan your works at 300 dpi- you can have DRAMATIC and intriguing zine design derived from your images close- ups

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