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。
Ten Candies in Our Life
Illustration on digital print
There is a candy box, a book and some cards are in it. This book provides quotes which cheer people up. Each quote is related to each candies’ feature. In every last page for each candy, there is a small candy sticker.
Changes and Memories
Digital images with codex binding
The concept of this photo book shows ‘time flies’. It relies mainly on recalling memories through the objects, and focusing on the texture of different stuff. In the book, there are two sets of photos, one set is taken recently, another one is taken in the past. Both of them have related objects which links the new and old photographs together.
My Garden; The Village
There are some cartoon-like and illustrated pattern, such as the little rabbit, girls and house pattern, which look colorful and adorable. All of them show the elements of childlike and imaginative, that also bring out the theme of wonderland, to awake and recall the childlike-heart and innocence. It shows the fairy imagination.