*By Laura Hill
I was born in 1981 in Shandong, China. My childhood was frightening. My parents fought all time because we didn’t have money. So during their fight I used to hide myself in the house and disappear into my mind.
I finished Art Secondary School in Beijing in 2001 and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Art in 2005. I both oil paint and make photos. I mostly work with pictures of young girls. Those girls represent everyone. Now in China children are growing up faster and their lives are more complicated than my times because now China has money. Children, at a younger and younger age, are learning to love money and understand its importance.