⟨ Craft ⟩

People We Meet Along The Way

FUNGTAITAU

Words / Elva Pang
Translation / Iris Heung

「人」在中國畫裡往往是離不開的主題,山水花鳥之中也盛載人的感情與投射;細心觀察之下,畫裡的眾生相,也像人生旅途上所見的人,是最有趣、也是最重要的一道風景。如果把他們帶著走路又會是怎樣的光景?

本地插畫及陶瓷創作人Fungtaitau,把我們每天也會遇見的人,如正在過馬路的小學生、在花店賣花的人、郊野上行山的人或是走累了、在街角坐下歇息的人製作成小小的陶瓷扣針,簡單的線條與純粹的表情,不禁令人會心微笑。於人來人往的路途上,這些被忽略的面孔也許正在為平平無奇的日常填滿顏色,看似微不足道,卻又不可或缺。把它們扣於衣飾上一起行走,成為了別人眼中另一道尋常風景。

MIDWAY  深水埗基隆街132B號地下


“Human” has always been a recurring theme in Chinese paintings; even the landscape and animals in the paintings are in fact metaphors of human emotion or humanities. A closer appreciation would reveal the connection between people in the drawing and people we encounter in real life — they are the most interesting and vital elements in the scenery. What would we see if we carry them in our everyday life?

The local illustrator/ceramic artist Fungtaitau turned common people into ceramic brooches. Her collection includes primary school student crossing the road, staff in a flower shop, trekker and pedestrian taking a rest at the corner of a street. The simple design and unpretentious faces of these people are so soothing to look at. In the usual busy days, these people who are often overlooked can perhaps make our ordinary days more beautiful. Passerby is trivial but essential. Why not put them on your clothes and become an ordinary scenery of another passerby?

MIDWAY  G/F, 132B Keelung Street, Sham Shui Po