Man Fung Yi

Man Fung Yi : Needlework 2 (2008) 
Ink, rice paper, burnished rice paper (135x 40 cm)
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This work combines elements from both of Man Fun Yi’s series of works.
The circles made by burning the silk with incense is a method that she developed during her pregnancy.
The rhythm and harmony of the placement reflects feelings of serene introspection.
The lines of the central motif reflect developing connections.

Man Fung Yi : Needlework 2 (2008)
Man Fung Yi : Needlework 2 (2008)
Man Fung Yi : Needlework 2 (2008)
Man Fung Yi : Needlework 2 (2008)
Man Fung Yi : Needlework 2 (2008)
Man Fung Yi : Needlework 2 (2008)

Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. Q10 (2010 )
Brass (103x36x13 cm)
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This work contains elements from both of Man Fung Yi’s series of works.
Her motif of concentric circles of holes burned in silk is replicated in the decoration of the dress
while the net of hundreds of wires gives it form and structure. 

Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. Q10 (2010) Brass
Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. Q10 (2010) Brass

Man Fung Yi : Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.J1 (2009)
Stainless steel (65x36x12 cm)
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In this work the artist employs mainly vertical lines. She began with the first line and ended with a sense of infinity. For her it was a spiritual realm in which she repeated and repeated the lines without thinking too much or too deeply and in doing so felt she had touched the void and understood more about being and nothingness.

Man Fung Yi : Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.J12009 – Stainless stee
Man Fung Yi : Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.J1
2009 – Stainless steel
Man Fung Yi : Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.J12009 - Stainless steel
Man Fung Yi : Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.J1
2009 – Stainless steel

Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.D1 (2009)
Stainless steel (85x55x15 cm)
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In this work the artist uses horizontal and vertical lines to make metal meshes in order to make it as simple as she can.
At first, she intended to draw the horizontal lines, then to cross with the vertical lines,
but unconsciously she changed her mind and made it in a way that made her feel comfortable and relaxed.
She thought what she was seeking was the shadow which would be created rather than the object itself.

Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.D1 (2009) - Stainless steel
Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.D1 (2009) – Stainless steel
Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.D1 (2009) - Stainless steel
Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.D1 (2009) – Stainless steel

Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.B2 (2009)
Stainless steel (51x43x9.5 cm)
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The original garment on which this work is based belonged to the artist’s younger sister’s new born son in 2008.
The process of creation as sculpture represents the artist’s offering of a blessing.

Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines No. B3 (2009)
Stainless steel (57x26x8 cm)
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The original garment on which this work is based belonged to the artist’s son’s baby clothes. Artist has a very sweet memory of this piece not only because it keeps her baby’s size at that time, but the clothes was also a lovely gift from a group of teenagers in 2001

Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.B2 & B3
Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No.B2 & B3

Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. M1 (2009)
Stainless steel (82x52x13 cm)
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The work is based on a suit of the artist’s husband that dress from 1996,
the year that they were married. The work is of particular significance to the artist
as it bears the memories of the strong and healthy body of a young man.

Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. M1 (2009)Stainless steel
Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. M1 (2009)
Stainless steel
Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. M1 (2009)Stainless steel
Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. M1 (2009)
Stainless steel

Man Fung Yi : Sisters on Belcher’s St. ( a set of four) 2012

Brass: 72x48x6 cm | 68x45x6 cm |64x45x6 cm| 56x40x7 cm (from Left to right)
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The artist made these four children’s qipao (cheongsam) from dresses she bought at the market
because they reminded her of her own childhood with her three younger sibling when they were 3, 5, 7 and 8 years old.
As the oldest she like to display them from the biggest to the smallest as it is an order that seems more familiar to her.

 
Man Fung Yi : Sisters on Belcher's St. ( a set of four) 2012
Man Fung Yi : Sisters on Belcher’s St. ( a set of four) 2012
Man Fung Yi : Sisters on Belcher's St. ( a set of four) 2012
Man Fung Yi : Sisters on Belcher’s St. ( a set of four) 2012
Man Fung Yi : Sisters on Belcher's St. ( a set of four) 2012
Man Fung Yi : Sisters on Belcher’s St. ( a set of four) 2012

 Man Fung Yi : Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. Q6 (2010)
Brass (112x35x10 cm)
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This work is also based on the artist’s school uniform
but also includes some additional lines at the bottom to invoke and question notions of elegance and classicism

Man Fung Yi: Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. Q5 (2010)
Stainless steel (108x49x7 cm)
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This work is based on the school uniform that the artist wore when she was 18 years old.
The qipao (cheongsam) was a form of constraint designed to help the girls behave like well educated young ladies.
At the same time it helps convey some of her funny, precious and unforgettable memories.

 Man Fung Yi : Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. Q5(left) & Q6 (right)
Man Fung Yi : Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. Q5 (left) & Q6 (right)
 Man Fung Yi : Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. Q6 & Q5 (2010)
Man Fung Yi : Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. Q5(left) & Q6 (right)
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