REBIRTH, 2010. Public art project on 30-meter long pedestrian bridge outside Hong Kong Funeral Home, Quarry Bay. Commissioned by the Eastern District Arts Council.
The theme of "Rebirth" is to illustrate the transition of life to death and to birth again. The installation attempts to create an approachable atmosphere to suggest a more positive view towards death, especially with its proximity to the Hong Kong Funeral Home. The work uses the natural transition of leaves as a metaphor for the cycle of life - leaves fall from the tree canopy above and return to the soil to become nutrients for young plants to grow. Footprints can be seen along the ground to indicate life as a path and the human trace. The falling leaves on the columns are in the shape of hands to emphasize the elusiveness of our presence, but also our role in sowing the seeds and providing for the future.
Interviews: Commercial Radio Hong Kong (Cantonese) [part1.mp3] [part2.mp3] | RTHK 4 (English)
More information on Mobart Gallery's website