June 4

A tank rolls through the streets, a soldier with a gun at the top aims a gun towards citizens on the opposite side of the road. A young child with a backpack and a stuffed toy looks on from this side of the road.

Earlier this year I heard Prof. Yuhua Wang in a podcast talk about his memories as a young primary school student of 1989. He was sent home in late May, and on his way back saw tanks rolling through the streets. I don’t know if those were the Type 59 tanks that are in the famous “Tank man picture“, and I don’t know what the scene exactly looked like. I was inspired by the image of a young child next to these massive machines in the streets and spent one hour turning it into another image for the occasional series “plushies on the move”.

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