LI Kwok Ying
In LI Kwok Ying's university study, she explored varied media and forms of art such as Chinese painting, seal engraving, printmaking, media art and performance art. Each medium or form has its own language for her to express herself. She is still exploring in the hope of finding a language that suits her best. Through varied media, she intends to express her emotions and thoughts including her negative feelings, self-identity and interpersonal relationships. LI believes that problems are endless in life and pain is an inevitable result. That's why she makes art in search of meaning. Life is arduous and yet there is no panacea; however, she is still able to put them into her artworks after all.
The demon in an avocado
Seal engraving, avocado core, necklace
This work is a combination of a seal and a necklace. I use the core of an avocado as a new material to engrave the seal, then combine it with copper wire to make a necklace. The content of the seal is a demon with horns saying hello. This is a result of a psychological test. The demon symbolizes my subconscious mind. It may represent my dark side or desire. The beveled surface of an avocado core is shaped like a heart. Irregularly curved copper wire symbolizes inner chaos and struggle. I turned this seal into a necklace so I can take it anywhere to remind myself of the demon’s existence. Not ignore or suppress it, but coexist with it.