Chan Tsz Ying (Tammy) uses ceramics, glass and lens media as her medium. She is currently devoted to working with ceramics and glass but she is still exploring other mediums. Both ceramic and glass are materials that need to undergo high temperature to form. For her, this is the essence of ceramic and glass: from liquid to solid; soft to hard. After their formation, both materials are hard but fragile. Chan considers this as identical to our lives. In other word, working with these mediums make her experience life from another perspective, and she sees this as a soul-searching process.
Most of Chan’s inspirations come from her personal stories. Chan observes and understands the surroundings in her own ways. Art becomes a language to her. She utilizes her artwork to visualize her emotion and interpret the world.
She holds the belief that one’s artwork should affect oneself before it has the ability to influence others. Not everyone will understand the artwork in the process, but Chan will insist on her own beliefs. She believes that art is something that performs oneself, admits oneself, realises oneself and liberates one’s soul. Art is not about pleasing others but about serving one’s own self.
Tammy Chan is a Hong Kong artist. She mainly focuses on ceramics and glass medium.
「不如算啦」 Let It Be
Hand-blown glass with beads, thread and sheet glass
「努力不是一種才華，放棄才是最大的代價」－ 麥曦茵 Being hard working isn’t a talent, giving up is the biggest price.
Time Takes Time
Digital photography printed on semi-matte paper, mounted on foam
Time, is something people cannot see but they can feel it. Time is attached to objects, so that it becomes tangible. Photography is a way to record and capture time.
By observing the transformation of things, we can see time. The wallpaper went through one year and began to peel off. Recording the changes of wallpaper in 30 days. In these 30 photographs, however, there is no notice of any change. If you look at a photograph independently, you can see the change of a year. Shooting in 30 days only present a short-term of time while, each independent photograph represents a long-term of time.
Using different perspectives to represent forms of time. Transforming time from intangible to tangible by photography.
Collection of Jupiter
This artwork is named as “Collection of Jupiter” because the pattern of rotation reminds me the concept and form of planet.
An experiment that combines two types of clay is made in order to explore the result of combining two clays. Every pottery is one of a kind which can represent the concept of uniqueness. The pattern will not be repeated. During the process of throwing, it is impossible to control the pattern. I intend to perform the nature of mixing two clays.
My Little Universe
Glass with fish wire and metal hook
My fragment of soul lost and found.