First and foremost, I would like to invite anyone who is able to visit DETOUR Hong Kong. I along with my mates in SCAD Hong Kong’s 3D Design class will be exhibiting our pieces in this event in collaboration with MakeDo. Visit us at the Former Police Marriage Quarters on Hollywood Road starting on the 25th of November till December 11, 2011. :) Unfortunately, I won’t be there for the event but I do hope that you all could show your support for everyone who has worked so hard to make this exhibition possible.
It’s pretty exciting because my experience with materials and sculpture has been very limited, but this time around my illustration skills have been put into good use with my ability to craft paper. I’ve conceptualized a number of pieces which will appear in DETOUR’s exhibition in full scale, made out of corrugated board and hinged with MakeDo’s excellent building pieces. The following pictures are the smaller maquettes that I came up with for this project. The concept, illustration, and crafting are done by me.
It’s been great fun and I really do want to expand this craft or perhaps collaborate with other artists to do similar work. For now, I hope you enjoy with what I have to offer. :)
Our class was given the privilege to work on four rooms for the exhibit and the decision was to go with a ‘pop-up book’ feel for all of them. For the one of the rooms, I pitched the idea of making pop-ups based on illustrations on the Hong Kong money bills. The basic idea being that most of our money perpetually goes to things we discard. ‘Disposable Bills‘ so to speak. The money in Hong Kong is produced by several banks and we wanted to use the different landscape and animal illustrations they’ve utilized for our pop-ups. I took care of all of the animal illustrations and created these maquettes based on my drawings:
I also conceptualized illustrations for another room with the theme of fortune and marriage. I did my own version of a guardian Fu Dog to go along with this. Fu Dogs are said to ward off evil spirits and I wanted to use this as a metaphor for the police. The Former Police Married Quarters were residences for officers and their families, so this sort of imagery reflects on the history of the location.
This pretty much sums up a lot of what I’ve done for the coming exhibition. These are just maquettes and are nothing like the real thing which are life size, made of corrugated board, and makes use of MakeDo’s amazing range of hinges and spokes. They will conduct workshops for kids of all ages during the exhibition. I’ll try to get real pictures of the event and post them later on :)
Once again, I hope you could support us at DETOUR HONG KONG on the 25th of November till December 11. It will be at the Former Police Married Quarters on Hollywood Road. For more information please do check out their website :)