The One-Sided Image of Women:
Jie Ji begins her research from the one-sided portrayal of women in myths and folk tales over the past few centuries. Women are portrayed with negative characteristics such as submissiveness and weakness.These traits covertly created societal expectations under male-dominated rule, where women were expected to conform to altruistic standards. It served as a disciplinary mechanism employed by male-dominated societies to keep women in check. She believes that myths are powerful tools of political control and reflections of societal dynamics,and all the limitations women face can be glimpsed from myths and folk tales.
With the deconstruction of matrilineal clans and primitive reproductive worship, the roles and stories of primordial goddesses have been gradually subverted by later generations. Throughout history, women have been stigmatized and labeled as witches due to their knowledge and power. These women, by challenging authority, have been unjustly branded as "evil" or rebellious. She keenly experienced the painful fate of women being constrained under patriarchal domination.
Her Works ( Jewels, Candle Holders and Animation ) :
Jie Ji delves into the marginalized and often demonized female figures in mythology, gaining a deep understanding of their complexities. Her works provide a powerful visual narrative that celebrates the multifaceted nature of women, they draw inspiration from the suffering women depicted in Chinese, Greek, and Japanese mythology.
She unveils the underlying narratives that stigmatize and suppress women's aspirations and desires in various cultures. Through this series of artworks, she captures traces of women enduring hardships, showcasing their unwavering determination and resilience in adversity. Her project aim to celebrate the resilience of women , embrace the ambition, strength, and diverse aspects of femininity.