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Artworks Details

Stone and Shrine Circle

Match Chen, Wich Chau

“Stone and Shrine Circle” is an outdoor artwork located in Yim Tin Tsai, Hong Kong. It combines natural giant stones and environmental installations to symbolise the salt of Yim Tin Tsai and the biblical rock. The artwork consists of three parts representing divine gifts, humanity, and 12 stone foundations symbolising time. Its purpose is to connect people to the heavens while offering breath-taking views of the Sai Kung Hoi and sky.

The main structure incorporates the Chinese concept of “heavenly roundness and earthly squareness”, representing the transmission of heavenly intentions. Sunlight and rainwater pass through square holes symbolising salt crystals, descending onto stone clusters representing people below. Stone stacking activities during the Arts Festival invite visitors to explore life’s balance by placing small stones on the 12 foundations. This activity allows visitors to experience stability and incorporate that feeling into their lives, seeking inner harmony.

“Stone and Shrine Circle” provides a space for rest and communication, and carries religious and cultural significance. It fosters understanding and respect among villagers and visitors, blending natural beauty with human spirit. The artwork becomes an essential landmark, offering a unique and contemplative experience, encouraging visitors to reflect on life’s meaning.

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Artists Introduction

Match Chen, Wich Chau

Match Chen
One of the founders of local KaCaMa Design Lab, this designer has years of experience in sustainable and community design. They specialize in promoting local handicrafts and interdisciplinary creations, integrating abstract concepts into their installation art. Their works have been displayed in various public places, such as PMQ, the Hong Kong Museum of History, and the Hong Kong Science Museum. They have created art installations such as “Flawless Failure”, “Bamboo-Copter Pavilion”, and “Pause Rec Play”, which solve urgent problems in a simple yet captivating way.

Wich Chau
This humble emerging artist from Hong Kong co-founded local design firms The Cave Workshop and JAAK Design. They take an experimental approach to design furniture, public spaces, and installation art, exploring the possibilities of urban spaces and life through questioning. Their art installation “Wave of Growth” was featured in the MoMA-published book “Uneven Growth@2015.” In 2020, they began to focus on oil painting, using science fiction, surrealism, and futuristic imagination to stimulate contemplation about the universe and life.