Manifestation. Noun. An event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something abstract or theoretical: as “tears are an expression of grief,” or “the pulse is a reflection of the heart’s condition”. 

From September 2016 to March 2017, I‘ve spent 5-15 minutes every day on drawing "Brazilian Turtles" (red-eared sliders, Trachemys scripta elegans) with different methods. At the same time, I explore possibilities within the constraints I set for myself. 

These red-eared sliders are delicate though they are seen as "external invaders". They are likely to be abandoned when they become adults. Is that because they are no longer cute when they grow older, or they've become weird? To me their fading colors - brownish black and murky green - and their texture are mysterious. Their expressionless faces are reminiscent of how we look in our everyday life.