Exhibition: 25 February 2016 (Thursday) – 10 March 2016 (Thursday)
Sharing Section: 26 February 2016 (Friday)
Exhibition: 12:30pm – 8:30pm
Sharing Section: 7:00pm
Free of charge
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A flower is beautiful,
I would whisper to myself: ” I want to live.”
(Excerpt from: Sleepless Flowers by Yasunari Kawabata “)
Mid night, a sleepless flower surprised Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata and kindled his courage of living. Similarly, in these three years, when I fell into the morass of emotion, I start exiling myself into the wild. I do not want anything; just let the nature heal my broken heart.
Flowers are a source of inspiration for poets and artists. As if the Chinese poem says, “flowers are not heartless thing”, they contain deep history and unique cultural significance. Wild flowers in Hong Kong often bloom in inconspicuous place. They leave memories in my heart…Only flowers in paintings can always maintain their most beautiful gesture ……And these “sleepless flowers” will quietly bloom with sweet fragrance in the exhibition space.
“In Search of Flowers ” Sharing Section
Hong Kong has more than two thousand species of native plants. If you try to discover, each floret has its own story.
Human Ip Hiu-Man loves the nature and enjoys nature writing in recent years. She took two and a half years to complete the book In Search of Flowers and its sequel. To get the most unique experience, she visited the habitats of these wild flowers. By using texts and paintings, she recorded one hundred species of Hong Kong indigenous plant she met in wild. How can Chinese literature, science and personal experience intersect with each others? Did Human get wonderful experience while searching flowers? What does she think about natural countryside in Hong Kong? She will share all her experience in the sharing section.