The Big City Shanghai


Ho, Noelle

Studio Specialty


Series Title

Cultures in Patterns


Full size



Work Type

Drawing, Sewing


Graphite, water colour and cotton thread on paper


12” X 16”

Artist Statement

An artist who travels; a traveler who draws.

Therefore, cultural experience is my inspiration.

Culture is the root of human belief and behavior. By experiencing different cultures and cities, I explore old things and discover new things in my own. Every culture is made of small fragments of subject: human belief, life style, social norms, language, food, fashion, music, art, architecture and traditions. These fragments of culture then become patterns in my art works.

Inspired by the four cities where I have lived in 2011, Culture in Patterns includes Copenhagen, the scandinavian design city; Shanghai, the metropolitan with Chinese history and traditions; Hong Kong, the metropolitan of the combination of western and eastern; and last but not least Portland, the rainy town with nature.

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Annual Collection

Work Type


Ho, Noelle, “The Big City Shanghai,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed December 8, 2016, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/3912.
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