Take Care of Me, 2020, Soap, Fragrance, 8x4x2” (Ongoing performing project)
To pat is actuated by affection. Through patting, people can feel and share their love and warmth. Take Care of Me's gesture seems to be like touching and connecting. We can pat ourselves with this hand shaped of soap. Moreover, this hand becomes disappearing as much as it touches us. However, it makes us feel fresh and be clean. Like the tree in <The Giving Tree> by Shel Silverstein, this hand is perishing generously, giving affection to us. I'm tired of being alone now. And I miss someone's warm and loving touch. This ephemeral act in my work is used as a therapeutic way for people who need to take care of their emotions. It would be a consolation to people who need affection.