Choi Hiu Ying
200cm x 140cm (2 pcs)
The title combines the word ‘history’, and my mother (her). My mother was a bride from Indonesia in seeks for a better life. Through her diary, which I looked at secretly, tells stories of her unsatisfaction living in Hong Kong. She was far from home and bore the discrimination and labels given to foreign brides in society, even from her husband’s family. My paintings integrate her feelings about moving. Inspired by the ideas of automatic drawing, I paint with unconscious mind and allow compositions to emerge. My paintings attempt to present fragments of her story.