Public art in the Western Garden

Public art can be a great thing – and Public Art Hong Kong (PAHK) is a good resource to find out more about the sculptures around Hong Kong.

So recently, when I was walking along the waterfront from Central to Admiralty, I reached the Grand Hyatt and in the Western Garden next to it where a few interesting sculptures. I took some pictures but only afterwards, through checking out PAHK, did I find out more about them.

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Game No. 1 by Chen Wenling shows two boys playing with each other. One stands on his hands and the other balances on his feet. This sculpture is part of his Red Memory sculpture series that comes from memories of childhood in his hometown in Fujian. It shows innocent and carefree, yet naughty, even mischievous boys and are a reminder of the time of childhood.

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This sculpture is red, but is called Rainbow. It is also by Chen Wenling and also belongs to the Red Memory sculpture series.

Recliner with Head in Hands is by Joy Brown. She creates those rounded life-like figures that have a universal spirit of harmony and optimism.

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This guy looks very calm, open and aware and even when it said you should not step on the grass, many people reached out to him and sat on his back… so he is really inviting!

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