Hong-Ling Wee

I Stand Alone
ceramic terracotta
7 x 6 x 4½ in.

Why Should I Hide
ceramic earthenware
4 x 5 x 8½ in. (each)

Hong-Ling Wee is interested in the separation between container and containment. She sees an architectural structure as a container and the feelings and activities inside it as containment. For instance, a Prayer House is a public space accessible to everyone. Yet, one’s prayers within that space are completely personal. Her intrigue with what goes on behind closed doors lies in the Asian cultural belief of keeping one’s private life out of the public eye. The windows and doors on her sculptures not only provide a sense of scale, they also intend to provoke the viewer’s curiosity about the dynamics within.

© Hong-Ling Wee