Hong-Ling Wee

Prayer House
ceramics – earthenware
10 x 9 x 6 in.

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