Made In Berlin could be referring to the smiles from Berlin, or the encounter in Berlin.
The main idea of the project at the beginning was based on the general impression of the cold-laying back German personality, but throughout the German I know so far, aVer becoming friends they could be the best host ever. So I decide to look for someway to represent the positve experience I get in Berlin, and the smile could be the best way to show. On the other hand, three months of stay in residential could be a long time to visit the city as a tourist, but can be short for anyone who wishes to integrate the local life. I remembered there was a TV program on Discovery channel: Lonely planet 6 degrees(一個城市六個朋友), every social network in one city could start with 6 people, everybody can reach each other through no more than 6 friends. The portraits I painted could be the evidence of my short stay in the city, and the people participated in my project will be my “ 6 friends” in the urban. Throughout the paintng, I'm meet these people again in the exhibiton, it will be interesting to see those people whom I recognized as “nice people” in the project meeting each other, and could make another new connection; as a result, I am very keen to see art as a way that makes a difference, and I believe this project could contribute this idea.