"Broken Pieces" for "Ocean Art Walk 2013"


2013 | Exhibition & Workshop | Hong Kong Shark Foundation & Ocean Recovery Alliance

 

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© All rights reserved by Wilson Tang HW Photography

Artist: UUendy Lau 
Medium: Collected Glass bottles, Leftover fabric, Sand, Collected Waste



About the EXHIBITION

The Ocean Appreciation Art Walk in Hong Kong is one of the features working in partnership with the HK-SF International Ocean Film Festival. It is an exhibition that brings together international and local artisits and allows them to create installations that express their personal reflections and feelings on ocean appreciation issues.

The exhibitions will be scattered along Stanley Promenade, allowing visitors and passers by to take in each art work as they casually walk through the area. The installations will be large, inspiring and unique and cover a range of ocean related topics such as over fishing and pollution. Art workshops will also be available allowing the community to get actively involved with the exhibition and expand their sense of awareness on the topic.

Local artists include Kacey Wong, Kiwi Lau and UUendy Lau, with international features from Richard and Judith Selby Lang. Not to mention a menagerie of others!

Date: 9 April - 24 April 2013
Venue: Blake Pier, Stanley



About the DESIGN

 
 
 
 

Photo: UUendy Lau


"Broken Pieces"

Wendy combined waste and unwanted materials such as glass, plastic bottles and leftover leather to create her artwork "Broken Pieces". The artwork features an outline of a shark body with the team-up of individual little sharks. She used her skills in leather-making to create a number of 'shark heads' before placing them on each glass bottle in order to draw the viewer's attention to the problems faced by sharks. The fins of the shark are painted in red and they are detached from the shark's body. By doing this, she intended to highlight the problem of shark finning that is responsible for the rapid decline in global shark populations. Wendy is also reflecting on marine pollution as the bottles are filled with rubbish and sea water. The contrast between our drinking water and the polluted sea water is highlighted by the use of plastic water bottles.

Wendy enjoys spending time near the ocean because the waves and their changing colours have a calming effect on her. By participating in the Ocean Art Walk 2013, she hopes to shed light on the serious marine environment issues we facing and to inspire and ignite action and change. 

設計師利用剩餘皮革料製作出多個立體形狀的鯊魚頭和魚鰭, 分別套在回收得來的玻璃瓶上. 利用多個玻璃瓶拼湊出鯊魚形狀, 當中刻意把鯊魚鰭部份分開, 加強展示人類捕鰭方式對鯊魚製造的傷害. 而每個玻璃瓶都盛載著海沙和各樣垃圾, 反映海水受污染的狀況, 亦與我們每天享用的食水形成強烈對比. 

設計師喜歡看海, 認為海浪的形態, 顏色和聲音可以帶來平靜感覺, 讓煩躁潦亂的思想偶而停下來. 留意到海灘受污染的問題愈來愈嚴重, 希望用設計為海洋出一分力, 讓更多人無論在日常生活或商業角度都會更主動關注這個問題

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© All rights reserved by Wilson Tang HW Photography


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About the WORKSHOP

Date: 14 April 2013
Venue: Blake Pier, Stanley

Details: here



Text: UUendy Lau & HKSF
Source: Hong Kong Shark Foundation
Photo: (c) All rights reserved by Wilson Tang HW Photography