A poetic collection by London-based artist and illustrator Lucy (Jiachun) Hu. Hu received her BA in Visual Arts from Hong Kong Baptist University and MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art. Her zine, “A Walk After Snow” documents the feelings of happiness and nostalgia surrounding her memories of a walk she took on a farm in Pheonix during the winter. Specifically the time between just before Christmas spent gathering, visiting and preparing together before the New Year.
See more images from the project below, along with Hu’s extended statement:
I believe in the power of being small instead of being big. I believe in the power of being quiet instead of making noise. I believe in the power of healing instead of justifying. I believe in the power of the unremarkable, unspeakable, the soft, gentle and ephemeral.
I believe in fragments, moments, and the immediacy of life. I believe in sitting down and doing nothing. I believe the time I wasted in gardens can pile up and transform to compost, constantly changing and renewed. I believe in gardens. I believe the garden is not still life, it seduces you into a landscape that changes as you move.
I believe in gaps, fissures and souvenirs. I believe in diaries and memories recollected. I believe a Madeleine cake dipped in tea has the power of time-travelling. I believe in a space to dwell in. I believe in nature. I believe when I am with nature I can be the forever child, suspended in the air, never becoming a grown-up.
I believe in the power of truthful things. I believe in meanings. I believe in myths, secret gardens, Eden that never dies, legends, dreamworlds, fairytales, allegories, proses, poems, dreams, that grows from small happenings, and my imagination is the yeast.
Humans and plants, evolving from the same ancestor yet separated. I am longing for the nostalgic reunion with you, plants. This is my Odyssey.