Born and raised in Hong Kong, Wong Kei To (Hebe) studied furniture design for two years, which also lead her works combine with art and design elements. Her practice centres around ideas of generation of family connections and femme body shapes. By crafting sculpture, jewelry making, furniture installation and ceramics to express her thoughts how nowadays society views about family values and women’s rights that may cause people to miss out in daily life. She is interested in using interactive ways to tell the story behind her work, and to involve the audience, as a first-person experience to explore the meaning of her work. From silver jewelry to marble or ceramic, she can shape and edit what is integral to the narrative. She used exaggerated and sensual ways to express her feelings of the subject. ‘Breastfeeding’ for example, breasts shaped bra with pacifier made by clay can be used as a protest prop, to fight for the rights of breastfeeding in public.
The sculpture, Motherhood , captured the beauty of a pregnant woman, people may think marble is a strong type of material, however it’s actually soft and moldable, that symbolized mothers who offer support and stands up as a strong figure in child’s life, but their touch is tender and soft, filled with gentle love.
Ceramics and fabric stripes
Public Breastfeeding was made in ceramic, which it is a tool for protest used. Showing the comforter stick on the exposed nipple, is like its a comfort way to let babies breastfeeding in the public as well.
Wood and fabric stripes
This collection is based on Chinese culture, family values and art elements. The concept focuses on family boundaries. By turning the stools and hookers ropes go through to another one. This action represents passing on family’s precepts to the next generation.
Everyone does not arrive in this world alone. You exist because there are people who nurture and support you. That person is the mother. The inborn quality of a woman comes from the heart. Motherly love is a life-long, unconditional and unselfish embrace of the child. They are the foundation of life and they play a significant and important role in the continuation of life. Through wearable jewelry that highlights this important relationship, the magical moments between a mother and children are visually expressed.