Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme IV Launching Exhibition
Exhibition Hall Hong Kong City Hall Low Block
木, 紙,墨(鉛筆), 水,絨布,
Wood, Paper, Pencil marks, Water, Velvet
80cm (L) x 60cm (W) x 130cm (H)
The ancient Chinese scholars viewed the cosmos with an exquisite sense of harmony. Cultural activities, such as Chinese calligraphy, painting, music, chess, poetry and flower viewing involve the state of being harmonious with the nature.
Traditional Chinese gardens demonstrate the appreciation of naturalism from an aesthetic point of view. The size and shape of this art piece is as delicately wrought as the stationery of the Chinese calligraphy. The material used in this art work is wood which imitates well as though it is made of solid rock and blurs the distinction between the organic and the man-made. This art piece represents the ancient Chinese garden from a new perspective.
A miniaturized garden that can be put on the desk is perfect for the hustle and bustle of the modern people. Not only can the observer enjoys and appreciates the garden at a close distance, but also they can have a chance to reflect their relationships with the mother nature.