Honours Project
徐曉茵
CHUI Hiu Yan Michelle

The works of Chui Hiu Yan (Michelle) are primarily illustrations and sculptures. Apart from drawing sketches and illustrations about her life, sculpting is an enjoyable art format that she can play around with, treating materials and giving material new shapes and curves. “Smooth”, “detailed” and “subtle” are keywords that characterize much of her art practice. The creature is another important element in her artworks as she intends to represent herself with simplified figures. In the figures, she combines subtle details of the backbone to emphasise the delicacy of life, and to bring it back to the basic form.

Michelle’s works often include the concept of ‘self’, which originated in her doubt and puzzlement in understanding about herself. Her knowledge about self is built from comparing and listening to others’ comments, seldom does she initiate attention toward herself. This inspired her to create different works to express her feelings and help people learn about her and have a new impression by looking at her work.

徐曉茵主要以插畫與雕塑來表達自己的想法。簡而言之,她的作品可以「圓滑」、「細緻」、「生命體」來形容,其中「生命體」更是她作品中不可或缺的元素,代表著她作為個體的存在。

另外,「自我」和「自我價值」是她近年來思考的命題。作為比較沉靜的個體,徐曉茵嘗試以不同的作品尋找自我。

Peeling off from Yesterday
從昨日成長

Plaster
石膏

50 cm × 60 cm × 34 cm
2019

In order to grow, snakes peel off their skin. The shed skin is like a mold of the snake which kept every detail of its scale. The process is similar to how I learn about myself. In order to grow, I look back at myself every day and know more about myself.

為了成長,蛇需要進行蛻皮,而蛻下的蛇皮會保留著清晰的蛇鱗形狀及分佈,就像我從每天的經歷中成長、更新,並且更加認識自己。