by Chia Chu Ma
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
“The model of the presented work has hemangioma, which has caused a large red mark on his face and body since he was born. He has grown up from countless discrimination and laughs. Due to the lack of self-esteem and confidence, he had ever once lost the hope to live. Fortunately, the family’s faith and encouragement have helped him to get through and keep going. He told me that some kids used to laugh at him and called him “Guan Gong, Guan Gong” because “Guan Gong” is a famous oriental God who has a red face like him.
The model told me that he always had been wishing to have some kind face like one of those ancient gods he believed because he has relied on those gods to survive and also believed why he grew up with difference is because of the god’s wills with special meanings.”