LAU Lok Yin
LAU Lok Yin works on illustrations, graphic design, and ceramics. For her, art-making is a record of living and time. The inspiration of her artworks is mainly from her daily life, nature and the concept of impermanence.
Rather than appreciating the visual of her work, she hopes viewers could ponder the message behind it. Therefore, her art style tends to be minimal and harmonious, to leave room for the viewer's imagination and understanding.
The Winter Bird Project - Luscinia Calliope
Local clay from site, charcoal, red clay, big porcelain, tree branches, laser cut wooden board
Set of 6 birds: size variable, 21 × 14.8 cm wooden board
Inspired by the concept of impermanence, I created The Winter Bird Project - Luscinia Calliope about migratory birds by making use of the nature of raw clay. Unfired clay figures of migratory birds and a poem about the birds, Luscinia Calliope, are displayed in an outdoor area during winter. The figures will be melted by the rain during the rainy season in spring, imitating the migration of birds in nature.“People tend to realize impermanence only when the thing is passing or passed.”Migratory birds come and go. The natural cycle never stops even when humans do not pay attention to it, like changes over time. I want to remind viewers to treasure the relationships and things they have before losing them with the wooden board left in the scene.