The Barefoot Man, 2023. Chromogenic print. 101.5 × 127 cm
In The Barefoot Man, a man is putting his feet onto his shoes in the wild. His posture and expression implicate a sense of reluctance: he comes up with the idea of being naked in nature but can not go further after taking off his shoes and socks; he wants to feel the ground but is also reluctant to get his feet dirty. The picture shows a moment when the civilized and the animal side collide within a human being.