The project is inspired by my grandmother’s lotus feet, she was born in the end of Qing Dynasty. A woman with perfect lotus feet had a better chance for a prestigious marriage.
It was also a symbol of intense eroticism, as Qing Dynasty sex manuals listed 48 different ways to play with women’s bounded feet. Through my collection I have expressed the pain and the tragedy of women’s lives in the era and how men were exchanging women’s pain for their own pleasure.
Men were dominating women by restricting women’s bodies, which is the symbol of Japanese bondage in my collection.