What's On : Exhibition
What is "kinetic art"? In our daily lives, we only see machines as tools, for instance watches display time and pens write. In what way can "machines" relieve the burden of purposes and be perceived as "art"?
Cast away the shell of the human form and materiality, and what is left is Aura and Qi/Air, ebbing and flowing with consciousness, running on energy alone. This is the original inspiration behind this collection - the very source of life.
Moonlit, blossoms. Just as the seasons change, the moon waxes and wanes, flowers bloom and fade. Karen Lee, an internationally acclaimed jewellery designer, reaches beyond her artisanal realm and takes a leaf from the elegance of Mother Nature for her first solo art exhibition, Blooming Under the Moonlight. A master licence recipient of Kakubana and Shin-ka from the Misho-ryu school of Ikebana, she was particularly taken by the emblematic beauty of flowers and the moon, and has gracefully woven her signature poetic jewellery touch into her Nihonga paintings of the four seasons — think gemstones embellishing a lotus flower and bejewelled mountains.