Solitude versus Togetherness in The Hong Kong Flâneur

  The premise for the following works is based on the notion of the Flaneur.  I shall give examples of what I mean by this term in relation to my research and artworks. The French term Flâneur means strollers or loungers, and yet without the negative connotations of laziness. Rather, it conjures up the literary type of man, the “connoisseur” who strolls leisurely in the … Continue reading Solitude versus Togetherness in The Hong Kong Flâneur

In Praise of Slow

Apart from being an aesthetic philosophy, slow Living is also a choice of lifestyle. Authors Beth Meredith and Eric Storm summarize slow living as follows: Slow Living means structuring your life around meaning and fulfillment. Similar to “voluntary simplicity” and “downshifting,” it emphasizes a less-is-more approach, focusing on the quality of life. [9] Slow Living addresses the desire to lead a more balanced life and … Continue reading In Praise of Slow

Love of Nature

From these installation photos, I also attempted to offer the idea of Simplicity which is embodied in many cultures, especially the Japanese traditional culture of Zen Philosophy. I placed some stones and leaves randomly on the desk in confident spontaneity. The compositions of these stone, leaf and wood installation configurations are arranged based on the perspectives that I have experimented before but it was after some … Continue reading Love of Nature

Solo in Solitude

I created a new artwork under the theme of Solitude – Solo Exercise. This was a unique and unforgettable experience that I earned in my life. I had never thought about staying on an isolated island for 24 hours alone, with no watch, no mobile, no radio, etc. There was nothing I could use to keep connecting with my “world”. Though I was fearful during … Continue reading Solo in Solitude