Hiking the MacKinnon Pass, New Zealand
National Geographic | January 1978
Lijie Ong - I am the child I never had
This series features narratives brimming with metaphors, weaving morbidly lush landscapes and anatomized bodies in my journey to translate a disoriented reality of vulnerability and self-awareness. The works act as a visual channel of reflecting on my concerns of entering and discovering womanhood; the cumulating experiences of juvenile prepubescent self to the teenage adolescent and finally the present stage of adulthood.