Honours Project
楊惠琛
YEUNG Wai Sam

A call to childhood memories can be found in the works of Yeung Wai Sam (Crystal). Her works contain colourful and childlike elements, which represent the childlike-heart. Crystal focuses on making crafts and design, including illustration, photography and ceramics. Adorable and tiny things such as candies and teddy bears are common elements of her works. These colourful elements and childlike patterns bring out the theme of “childhood”.

Crystal thinks that people usually neglect the childlike heart when grew up, and forget simplicity is happiness, including herself. Thus, her artwork recalls the innocent and aims to awake the childlike-heart of the audience. In Crystal’s work, she combines her favourite items and elements with the creations, so the works are reflective of her personal character. Also important to her is the art movement Superflat, which stresses on cartoon-like fancy colours and essentially Japanese. Patterns in Crystal’s work also contain Japanese elements due to inspiration from this movement.

楊惠琛的作品是對童年回憶的呼喚。她的作品色彩繽紛,充滿著象徵童心的元素。她專注於製作手工藝品和設計,包括插畫、攝影和陶瓷。可愛和微小的圖案,如糖果和小熊時常出現於她的作品中,突顯了她對「童年」主題的感覺。

楊惠琛認為不少人在成長後忘記了初衷:忘記幸福快樂是十分簡單的事,包括她自己亦遺忘了初衷。因此,她以作品回憶起童真,旨在喚醒孩子般的心靈——童心。

在楊惠琛的作品中,她將自己喜愛的元素與作品結合在一起,成為了她的創作特色。同時,她受日本Superflat強調卡通化的藝術時期所影響,因此她作品中出現的圖案既卡通化又色彩鮮豔。

First Taste of Sweet
第一次的快樂

Ceramics
陶瓷

Size variable 尺寸不定
2019

We were all a simple child once, and we felt happy and satisfied while enjoying candies. When we step into adulthood, we only seem to pursue some complicated paradoxes, and usually ignore the simple and initial happiness. Eating the candy today may not achieve the same happiness, but it at least recalls the memories of the time, and reminds us that happiness can be very simple.

Remember the joy of eating candies for the first time?

從前,我們都是個簡單的小孩,只要嚐到糖果便感到開心和滿足。當披上成年的外衣後,我們彷彿只努力追求一些看似複雜的悖論,往往忽視了簡單而直白的快樂。今天吃同樣的糖果,可能再得不到同樣的快樂,但至少憶起了回憶,提醒我們快樂可以很簡單。

還記得第一次吃糖果所感到的快樂嗎?