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Last week, I completed a public art commission titled “Carry the Sky” for Fresh Vision: Art@Government Buildings in Hong Kong. The site is a beautiful, contemporary style government office building located in Lai Chi Kok, a neighborhood in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Lai Chi Kok is named after the native fruit tree, lychee, and I got inspiration for the project from the aerial view of Lai Chi Kok in Google Map. It looks like an abstracted bird spreading its wings. Since the cutout artworks will be placed onto the sprawling, 92 x 24 feet window panels that reflect the sky, the bird motif is perfect as I arranged them as if they were soaring and flying.
Within each cutout bird, I have created imagery that relates to Lai Chi Kok about the region’s history, geography, landscape, urban development, people, habitat, and landmark.
Curated by Grace Cheng of CAN (Community Art Network), Fresh Vision also features five other Hong Kong artists and their projects. For more information, visit Fresh Vision: Art@Government Buildings Web site.