Photography and Pop-ups
On view at the Taubman Museum till Sep 8, 2019. https://www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar/11276/colette-fu-we-are-tiger-dragon-people Tao Yuanming, a Jin Dynasty (317-420 CE) poet, wrote of a traveler who came upon an isolated peach blossom valley beyond a cave where people seeking political refuge lived an ideal, harmonic life with nature and each other.
Wrestling in Mongolian translates as Bökh, which means durability. Those who wear colorful Jangaa around their neck have won before. These silk ribbons, colored red, green, yellow, white and blue, represent fire, water, earth and air, with blue representing Mongolia, the Land of eternal blue sky.
Asian Arts Initiative 25th Anniversary project documenting: (ex)CHANGE, a series of site-specific projects responding to the current dynamics of our communities in neighborhoods around the city, funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, featuring artists: Tomie Arai and the Chinatown Art Brigade, Byron Au Yong, Sueyeun Juliette Lee and Jungwoong Kim, Boone Nguyen, Shahzia Sikander, and Rea Tajiri.
The Wa people regard the wooden drum as a divine tool that has exceptional power and is the symbol of existence and prosperity. Wa women uninhibitedly swing their long black, shiny hair to the beat of the drums. Their beat is slow and fast, representing anger and sadness, anxiety and happiness.
Unmarried Yao women of 8 1 village wear black turbans; married women wear red conical shaped hats. Long ago, when traversing through the forest, the leader of the group would wear a red plantain flower on the top of their head. This symbolizes leadership.

Final size, 5m(16.4 ft) x 2.5m(8.2 ft), height 1.7m(5.6 ft).

William's Year of the Rabbit story... A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers (Chinese proverb). I met a woman, young and sweet. She had long flowing black hair. I almost forgot she was my wife. She loved photography and took pictures of what I thought were irrelevant things.

More at http://www.colettefu.com/projectzodiac/.

An animation of 10 books from "We are Tiger Dragon People"

Photo editor Josh Haner and multimedia producer Zach Wise invited me to create  360-degree portraits  of my project, “ We Are Tiger Dragon People .”

Photo editor Josh Haner and multimedia producer Zach Wise invited me to create 360-degree portraits of my project, “We Are Tiger Dragon People.”

In the Summer of 2010 I worked with M ssing P eces on an animated  video  introducing GE's new OLED flexible lights for a TED audience.

In the Summer of 2010 I worked with M ssing P eces on an animated video introducing GE's new OLED flexible lights for a TED audience.

In 2010 I went to Ojai, CA to work with Jamie Caliri of Duck  Studios as paper engineering consultant and fabricator for 3 60 second commercials for the Children's Medical Center in Texas. "Brooke's Broken Heart" won an Annie award for best animated TV commercial.

10 36x53" photographic pop-up books of "Haunted Philly".

Fort Mifflin Casemate #5 lit up with Arduino, LEDs and Passive Infrared Sensor.

10 of 21 photographic pop-up books from "My First Pop-up Books" series.

A wedding proposal pop-up book, Rubin picked the elements and I put them all together.
Read their story here!

Pop-up Ribcage lit up with Arduino, ATtiny and LEDS.

A short animated clip created in 5 hours ( pop-up construction + animation) with a group of students as part of 2 day pop-up + stop motion workshop by Colette Fu & Helena Bulaja in collaboration with DECro and Film Forum Zadar. Click here to play.