An Exhibition Celebrating 20 Years of Partnership between RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School
Myrrh (No medicine)
2016 - 2018
Coloured pencil on paper, Aluminium 14.5 x 11cm (each)
Myrrh, which means in Chinese: no medicine. It is said that in the Bible, the bodies were buried with Myrrh. The Magi brought three gifts to Jesus after he was born, Myrrh was one of them; and Myrrh is presented to the dead. Thus, Myrrh is associated with death while it is used for relieving the pains. Having said that, I am not a Christian, just attracted by the homonym of Myrrh in Chinese. There are too many incurable things in the world. If there is no medicine to heal, only self-help could reduce these sufferings.
11.11 – 28.11.2018
Hong Kong Arts Centre