Once upon a time, Yumi was one of my most popular series and chronicled a real-life experience I was going through at the time. What began as a rather casual attempt at playful exhibitionism soon took on a new splendor in my soul. Yumi seemed to especially resonate with women who were themselves feeling sexually repressed.
Over the last few months, I’ve been updating the digital artwork for this series and releasing updated versions of Yumi. When it came time to refresh the China Girl video, I couldn’t bring myself to change the artwork. The video, while artistically dated, was created when Yumi’s presence was very strong in my heart and these older images still speak to me. I still felt Yumi close when watching this video and the emotional changes we were going through. China Girl is my visual and emotional tribute to a beautiful woman that touched my soul. One might even call it a labor of love. I hope you enjoy this video as it was first shared almost five years ago.
Digital art and video mix by Michael.
David Bowie’s China Girl performed by Anna Ternheim.
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