Since joined the Lucton, Tina has determined her pursue in art major. Because of her clear goal, we have had enough time to help her fully prepare a comprehensive plan for her university application both in academics and portfolio. I was impressed that as a senior student, she never forgot her mission, and kept active in the school activities even during her busiest time. She offered the advices and committed herself to all kinds of students’ activities, which shows her outstanding capacities of organization and leadership. During the process of university application, Tina was doing well, and produced an impressive portfolio. As a result, she deserved the offer from Parsons.
Soon be attending Parsons School of Design, Tina L. is about to finish her studies in Lucton. The three years here in Lucton are full of complex feelings and memories for her.
Since childhood, Tina shows great interests and sensitivities to colour. She knows exactly that she wants to pursue an art major. She excels at clashing various colours and elements, and producing a unique effect with creative collocation. After entering Lucton, Tina has chosen, without hesitation, Art and Design, Design and Technology, and Business in IGCSE and A Level to prepare herself for the future. While transiting from IGCSE to A Level, Tina has started a full boarding life in Lucton.
The full boarding life makes Tina realize that she can no longer rely on her parents. She must face problems independently. The utmost devotion from the teachers has warmed Tina from deep within. The time she spends with her classmates day and night has given her sincere friendship. The whole boarding life has enlightened Tina spiritually. She says that the most important thing of all she learned during this time is self-reflect.
As a result, although Tina had a short period of confusion in producing works for her portfolio, she quickly resolved her dilemma. In the end, she made a bold decision to integrate both Chinese and Western culture into her design. Two of the typesetting books she chose to integrate into her work are the story of "Zhuangzhou Dreamt of Butterfly" and the story of "the Joy of Knowing Fish". The two stories are combined with the traditional Chinese book-binding techniques, and modern photography is used to convey Tina’s unique view of the world: all things are equal.
Tina, who loves to study and has insights into visual graphics from different countries, has her own observation and understanding of the world. She said, “Chinese culture has begun to influence the international trend, and many international brands are trying to incorporate Chinese elements in their designs. However, I think their understanding of Chinese culture is superficial. I hope I can design the purest Chinese culture via different visual media, and present the profound Chinese culture to the world.” With this great dream in mind, Tina created the Traditional Chinese medicine mahjong. This is a work combining the two quintessence of China. She combines the knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine she learned from the book with her hobby of mahjong. Tina takes a strike at the balance between work and rest. Using this as the central idea of the project, she wants to appeal to contemporary young people to not only enjoy themselves when having fun, but also to learn from it.
In her second year in Lucton, Tina participated in the election of the first Student Leadership Team, and was elected the vice president. She began to undertake many important tasks. This was proven a very challenging task for her, as she was not good at communicating with others. The most memorable event for Tina was the Voice of Lucton. This event was fully responsible by the Student Leadership Team. As the vice president, Tina was required to undertake a lot of organization and leadership work. There was a lot of communication and work pressure in this period. Faced with all kinds of challenges, she tried her best to solve them one by one with her own strength. It was the first time that she held such a large-scale event. When the event had proceeded with big success, Tina was overwhelmed with all sorts of emotions. She was proud of her persistent efforts. Applause and smile from the audiences are the best affirmation for her.
The wait for the offer is unbearable. Tina feels unsure about the bold attempts in her works and even doubts herself. All the uneasiness is finally put to rest when she received her offer. Tina is now full of expectations for the upcoming future. Life in Lucton taught her how to be independent, how to face pressure and how to solve difficulties. She will once again prove her strength with practical actions. The end is only the beginning. Tina is breaking away from her comfort zone to study abroad. Countless variables and challenges are inevitable. With a firm belief, Tina will push Chinese culture to the world in her own way. Her dream and her future are worth looking forward to.