周芷瑤 Yo Chow

周芷瑤於2020年獲得香港浸會大學的視覺藝術學士學位。她對傳統工藝的好奇使她拜訪本地傳統紮作師傅學習。她的創作主要環繞傳統和現代藝術文化的結合,且利用雕塑來呈現她對不同物料之間的聯想。

 

Chow Tsz Yiu, Yo received a BA in Visual Arts from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2020. She infatuates with traditional craftsmanship, which encouraged her to learn from traditional local paper crafting masters. Her works mainly focus on the association between traditional and contemporary art, and are presented in the form of sculpture.

陶獅 Ceramic Lion

周芷瑤 Yo Chow

30 x 30 x 23cm (一組3件/ set of 3)

傳統紙紮品多以祭祀之用而被燒毁;陶瓷卻因高溫燒製後變得堅固,且成為留存不同文明與文化的證明。獅頭作為本土紮作文化的重要標誌,這兩種物料的碰撞使紙紮獅頭被永久保存下來,也隱喻了對本土文化的祈願。

Traditional paper crafts are mostly burnt after the use for sacrificial offerings, while ceramics becomes solid after high-temperature firing, these two forms of craft acted as a prove for different civilizations. The paper lion is an important symbol of the local paper crafting tradition. By merging these materials and their hidden meanings, these lions could be kept forever. This implied the wish for a long-lasting local culture.