Trapped | China

When I think of human trafficking, there are some human faces come into my mind——some are crying, some are struggling, some are just keeping silent with a numb expression, and they are all trapped. It’s hard for me to tell them apart, because all of them appear in a form which is similar to soul, glowing blue. I draw them down, hoping more people will take notice of this issue and realize that there are lots of victims suffering from it. (In Trapped1 and Trapped4, I show the theme “trapped” through transfigured text.,and in Trapped2 and Trapped3, I use crying face in order to show the pain of the victims.)


I believe that people are rooted in their homelands just like trees are, trees and forests are symbolizing their ancestors here. Thus, human trafficking is like tearing them off their roots, torturing both physically and psychologically somehow. Human trafficking is a modern day slavery and must be prevented at all costs.