Xinxin Zhang Self Portrait


The self-portrait is my first attempt using micron pens, which was a remarkable experience that contributed to my love for this medium.

I believe every moment of my life acts as a dot of ink, leaving a permanent mark on the canvas of my life. I chose to use micron pens and pointillism to composite this self-portrait since plotting dot after dot with a tip thinner than the hole of a needle requires meticulous technique and dedication. These thousands of tiny points resemble my choices and actions that contribute to my growth and development each day, while the black and white contrast symbolizes the memories left behind.