For this series of work, the reason why I used Shunga to act as their backbone is the raw, uncensored and provocative depiction of pure erotism. I found their bold nature extremely refreshing in oppose to the life I am living as a female artist in my country. I still am working in small sizes though no longer restrained to the confines of my sketchbooks. By letting the Shunga lines peeking through the frontal figure, I deliberately am trying to smear in some of that “fleshy” erotism and at the same time muffling down its male-dominate narrative by doubling, or in cases tripling, the sensual presence of my female figures in their most vulnerable state. The lines can also be seen as tattoo designs since I have always appreciated the art, the peaceful coexistence of destruction and resurrection on a living canvas.