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I was fantasied about political control during Mao's era and how his political philosophy and dictatorship still influence modern-day China. "Thinking Makes New People" was and still is one of the most popular political slogans from Mao. How to Think "correct" and try to become one of the "New People" is the goal that we are still trying to achieve.
I use collage, digital manipulation as the primary way to achieve this poster.
Mao is the sun and god be worshiped in China still nowadays, but his image in the younger generation is becoming blurring.
The beautiful women's body is from the cigar ad packaging in China during the same age at Mao's era, the propaganda like "Thinking Makes New People" spreads like a virus as those ads did. I deliberately separate those characters and place them individually, "思想 "or "thinking" is the most important and the source for all the other, and it directly from Mao's head. This political propaganda covers glamour beauty, and fantasy is both irresistible and poison, just like beautiful women on cigar packaging.
class critic at Cranbrook Academy of Art