The works of Ng Ka Lam (Kelly) artworks are a combination of crafts and illustrations. She loves to work with clay, which she thinks is easy to shape but contains a degree of unexpectedness. Kelly used to make artworks under the theme of plants, suggesting lives. She creates connections between living things. And through the communal stories and echoed thoughts between the subjects, her works promote relationships, especially the relationship among human beings. Kelly’s projects are mostly hand-crafted, which she finds easier to adjust the structure of her works. During crafting, the temperature is an important factor. She thinks that is precisely the sign of life. She also uses a smaller space to construct a tight environment between the objects and creates a contrast between the background and foreground by layering objects. By doing so, she presents the linkage between space and living things, which further shows the interactions among lives. Other than sculptural works, Kelly makes illustrations as they are easy to read and can be easily disseminated. Simple lines and colours are used to achieve a clear and comfortable visual effect. She wants to communicate with the audience in a simple and quiet way, giving the impression of a peaceful encounter in life.
Frame, light clay, paper, acrylic
What does perfect look like?
Imperfections appear on objects over time. We cannot fix or hide them. The work emphasises and enlarges the imperfect parts of the object and creates a new picture by imagination. It promotes a new perspective to look at the imperfections with appreciation of their beauty and to appreciate the beauty of the imperfections of the world.