FONG Ka Yu
Katy FONG is a poet, a painter, and a pigeon stalker.
Her daily inspiration comes from the outdoors, such as the morning breeze, shadows of tree leaves, and city lights on sea waves. FONG senses beauty and joy from ordinary sceneries and everyday objects.
While esteeming traditional aesthetics and delicate craftsmanship, FONG is delighted to embrace 'accidents' during the making, and she would turn them into 'surprises' as part of the artistic treatment – we can see that in her ink splashing, glass blowing and street filming works. FONG is not tired of trying out new art forms and exploring unusual materials; she believes different visual presentations are interrelated and possibly complementary in the end. Through diverse channels of art-making and story-telling, she lets her mind flow freely in the ocean of arts and humanity.
Humour, dreaminess, and spontaneity can be observed in her practices.
Birds Watching: H.K. Pigeons and Roman Seagulls
Ink and colours on Chinese papers
43 × 60 cm, 138 × 70 cm
Bird watching on the street calms down my soul — as if I could leave this human society behind and meditate in the birds’ world for a while. Regardless of the city's chaos. The pigeons patiently searched for food and accompanied each other. Seeing that, I started to think: Our life must go on in spite of the unspoken sorrow. Lingering round the ruins, the Roman seagulls were the winged guards of the Old Roman Forum. They solemnly stood on the eroding columns, safeguarding their empire's fading glory, and I should return to my hometown shortly.