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The Past is Continuing – Drinking in Ranges, Feasting on Peaks

The Past is Continuing – The Eternal Phoenix

Double Vision – Midnight Mountaineering


Say Hello to Hello

Remaster vs Appropriating the Classics

All About Poetry – Southern District Literature Day


Uncertainty Principle

Fine Art Asia 2013

Taehwa River Eco Art Festival 2013


"Black Market" Flash Art Exhibition

Philosopher's (knock-off) Stone: Turning Gold into Plastic

OSAGE Pop-Up Art Market


Scalable Strategies

Space@West Kowloon - Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial

In the Arms of Void

Wearable Exhibition - Bring Art Everywhere


Paper Tales Exhibition

Fine Art Asia 2011

LANDSCAPES - Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea

Dreaming Everywhere

Love the Future

Bittersweet - A Mixed Media Solo Exhibition

Primitive Contemporary III series -
    Primitive Craftsmanship ‧ Contemporary Sculpture

Seven Bamboo "Song Bags"


"Green X’mas@CDAV" Community Art Program

Touching Art: Louvre's Sculptures in Movement

Eastern District Arts Festival - Eastern Art Bus

Wongok-dong Recipe, Litmus, South Korea

The Layman Life Exhibition

Food Art Festival "Savor Art !" Exhibition

See-Through - From Hollywood to Shanghai
    Hok-Shing Grocery - A Century-old Shop

    (Used Goods  Collection and Exchange Project)

Urban Ark (Theatre Installation)


CUHK The Fourth Chung Chi Christian Festival

Heritage X Arts X Design

The Missing Parts

Poetic Scene


Hiking Arte - Travelling in Imaginary Landscape

Reborn - The Silk Road Arts Exhibition


Art on the Road


Reversed Reality - Worksound, Portland, USA

Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme IV

Master Mind 2008

Art Container Project

Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme IV Launching Exhibition


Paradigm Shift

Order - Recordation of Personal Action


"Away" Group Exhibition of Hong Kong Contemporary

     Visual Artists

In-Between Meals


Bodily Life

The Art School, Hong Kong Arts Centre Diploma in Fine

    Arts Graduation Show

Master Mind 2008 - Master of Fine Art Graduation Show 2008



Tabletop Garden






In year 2006, the main focus was on studying the scholars’ stationery in the Ming Dynasty and their shapes, materials and uses as well. Having this as an reference, a series of delicate works were created out of contemporary materials with a poem corresponding with each work.


Chinese poems are the very expressions of the poets in search for the artistic beauty in arts. What the poems express are aspiration, interest and emotions. As simple as such, merely a few words embrace thoughtful meanings and elicit endless imaginations.


The ancient Chinese scholars viewed the cosmos with an exquisite sense of harmony and transformed the visual images into texts and poems. As for now, I converted the texts on the literature back into various objects. These objects are just as small and delicate as the scholars’ stationery which themselves are the physical representations of the Chinese civilizations and the spirit of the Chinese scholars.


In my solo exhibition “Poem. Imagine” in September 2006, I have selected 12 beloved Chinese poems as lead-in and reinvented with contemporary methods which led the audience into a state of ancient Chinese style.

In 2007, not only have I persisted on the series of scholars’ stationery, but also reflected and developed into the series of work “Tabletop Garden”.


Culture of the Chinese scholars is an important aspect in the civilization of the Ming Dynasty, especially for the objects and stationery of the scholars which are the physical representations of such culture. Through studying and analyzing these objects, one could understand and reconstruct the very essence of the elegant living style of those scholars in the past. In the Ming Dynasty, these objects and stationery were essential in the light of the commercial market. Under the influence of both the scholars and the merchants, these objects exhibit both cultural and commercial characteristics. They are sublime, and yet pragmatic. From the way they were placed on the table to how the furniture were put inside a house, and even how the house was constructed and accompanied with a garden, aesthetics was the central core and was utterly assimilated into the daily life. 


Through the process of repeated creating and studying stationery indoors and gardens outdoors of a scholar’s room, the two different elements were combined and developed into the series of work “Tabletop Garden”.


Not only is “Tabletop Garden” an art work merely for appreciation, but also it requires a human touch to interact with. It is a part of a person’s living memory. Upon the work, marks and clues of a person’s living were left behind and so are the person themselves.


July, 2008

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