hong kong: public art galleries
Welcome to my gallery of the amazing public art found in Hong Kong! There was so much to find, all over the streets, filled with awareness of powerful messages, greenery and pure happiness radiating through bold colors.
Hong Kong is a beautiful mix of a concrete jungle and a nature jungle with the two brilliantly complementing one another. With the presence of art, the city becomes even more alive.
1. I was sketching in my journal at this fountain when this group of students appeared doing the same thing! I felt so at home at Kowloon Park- especially this fountain. In Minneapolis, New York, London and San Francisco, I had my signature fountain/park spot to do my thinking. I didn't realize I've had that everywhere I've gone but it brought such warmth to my heart being here! The students were giggling and laughing as the fountain misted on them. Such joy.
2. I went on a search for this bear as I saw it in some of my searches. I love how it pops between the buildings, especially next to the happy yellow building. To me, things like this bring such uniqueness and happiness to what could otherwise be more cookie-cutter.
3. Each night, Hong Kong tourism puts on a light show at 8 pm over the city and you watch from the pier across the way. Each night, it is put on with a different language and music. Hundreds of people are lined over-looking the water in anticipation and excitement before it begins. I loved the colors, warmth and energy felt through the lights!!! Plus, how cool to see the city move?!
4. This piece of metro art caught my eye with its two sayings: "what a wonderful world" and "nice to meet you." Also, there is so much going on but if you look closely, you can see a city within the tree trunk, animals in hearts on the trees, a complete blend.
Each of the above was seen approaching the metro.