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Leung, Koon Ming Jakie

Butterflies and the Mountains
Porcelain, stoneware and mixed medium
150 (Diameter) x 250cm
Jakie Leung is a well-known, prolific ceramic artist. He was chairman of the Hong Kong Contemporary Ceramic Association from 2003 to 2005 and has held exhibitions in Taiwan, South Korea and Shanghai. Leung completed his Undergraduate and Masters programmes in ceramics in the UK and has been teaching ceramics in the Hong Kong Arts Centre for more than 20 years. He has recently devoted time to ceramic art teaching and he serves as a lecturer in ceramics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.
Artwork Statement
My understanding and perception of Sea, Land and Air —The most immediate feeling and understanding is the ever-changing existence of all things, like gorgeous but fleeting butterflies and long lasting solid stones.
I pressed white porcelain into butterfly shapes with various laces, and painted red overglaze to show the transparency and plasticity of the porcelain after firing. Also by adding butterfly patterns with overglaze, they seem to be flying among those suspended white tiles.
Those scattered pottery stones on the platform are surrounded by yellow sand. Is it eternal? or variable? Or, like meditating in a Japanese garden, the occasional sound of the tiles colliding brings out the rhythm of cleansing the mind.