I question myself about ways of life, its negative as well as positive characteristics, and the symbols it both reflects and holds, at the same time permitting myself to be fascinated and infuriated by the great contrasts and contradictions that it confines.
Like the city itself, iconography and religious rituals that inundate the daily life, have captivated my curiosity and have showed me how our ways of life could be quite opposite to our ideals or our “philosophy” of life.
As a symbol of wisdom and strength in Chinese culture, bamboo is pushed by trolley through the busiest and most consumerist districts of Hong Kong, inviting refection on our constantly changing values in modern society. Full of contradictions and contrasts, our society is daily affected by our way of living. Society adjusts, it modifies, it constructs, continually seeking balance, one way or another.
Using the media of established forms--painting, sculptural object, photography, and public intervention--Under Construction seeks that which only begins to surface through the interaction and play of forms. Under Construction is not a denunciation, it is an allegory of hope.