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   Home Sweet Home



      

Lai, Wing Shan
2014
Academy of Visual Arts
BA (Visual Arts)

180 x 235 x 235 cm
3837 View

Crocheted and weaved yarn on wood


ART FORM :

 Installation

THEME OF DESIGN :

 People / Body
 Places / Spaces
 Issues / Topics
 Personal Feeling


SUMMARY :

I first experienced sleeping in a tent when I went to Australia last year. My friends prepared me a tent with a pillow, a blanket, an air mattress and bed sheets to sleep in the countryside. At that moment, I thought living in a tent could somehow generate a feeling of home, which providing comfort, security, freedom and a private area for me. With lots of uncertainties about the inadequate housing problems, I decided to build a space for myself. By freeform crocheting and weaving, I created a tent. Although its surfaces are very colourful, they actually represent a contradictory idea of helplessness. The tent creates a space for us to think and feel safe, however, we must face the reality when coming out from inside. Sometimes we work hard to build something, but it may not last. Just like the tent, although I see it as a “home”, it is simply temporary shelter.

(The text is provided by the student)

HOW TO CITE

APA :
Lai, Wing Shan. (2014). Home Sweet Home. Retrieved from HKBU Heritage:
      http://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/view.php?id=10892

MLA :
Lai, Wing Shan. "Home Sweet Home". HKBU Heritage. HKBU Library, 2014. Web. 21 Aug. 2019.
     <http://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/view.php?id=10892>.


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