Tobacco queen & her subjects
Tobacco queen and her subjects,Cigarette newspaper Collage & digital,48cmX67cm
The purpose of this art work is to appeal to people to pay attention to the health problems caused by smoking addiction. Drawing on Minimalism and conceptual art styles, the background of the picture is mainly composed of scattered tables, which record the number of smokers, types of China smokers and incidence rate of lung cancer over the years. These charts serve as “the subjects of the Queen”. In the center of the work, the broken tobacco in the cigarette is scattered into a fuzzy female figure, and the four cigarette butts on the top of the head represent the crown. This is an exaggerated way to show the worship of addicted smokers to the “cigarette Queen”.