MO Wing Sum, Tess creates works inspired by her personal stories and the peculiarity she encounters in life. By exploring illustration, bookmaking and studio jewellery, she allows her audience to glimpse her mind. MO experiments with different styles, materials and methods in order to imagine and visualise a world of fairy tales. She controls and constructs every detail of her works with fine precision. She sees her works as the fragments of herself and her imaginary world.
For MO, art is the medium bridging different people. She uses her work to voice out and to share her world bit by bit to the viewers. Making artwork is also a self-meditation and healing process for her. 'Emotions and experiences are my inspirations, but sometimes they can be extremely overwhelming and backfire on me. I transform them into my works to achieve inner peace with myself.'
Polymer clay, acrylic sheet, copper, silver, stainless steel wire
Smile is a set of jewelleries that captures the signature smile of the artist. For her, smiling is
just an uncontrollable and mechanical reflex of self-protection.
The smile in this work looks cheerful, yet it is also plastic and artificial. The idea behind is to
put the artist’s smile onto different parts of her body, so as to play with abnormality and
25 × 17.5 cm
Here tells an imaginary story about the history and future of an ordinary corridor.