Photography series, each at 96×43cm, 2015
"Farewell" is a series of photographs created by multidisciplinary artist Jing Zhao in the fall of 2015 after she came out from a deep romantic relationship. In this work, Zhao sorts out old photographs containing objects that used to belong to her lover and compares the "ex" object with their "current" looks in a trash bin. The simplicity of the work's presentation gives it its strength and coherence. It is an ethereal ritual. It is also a limbering funeral. The shredded objects, water stains from raindrops, and the orange color of the trash bin allude to the author's turbulent emotions beneath the calm surface.