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Inspiration comes from empathy with people observed in commonplace activities

The works of Rosanna Li Wei-han are easily recognisable for their rotund features and joyful appearance. Her sculpture is featured in an exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, titled “Classics Remix: The Hong Kong Viewpoint”. 

Li is an accomplished ceramicist and design educator. She studied ceramics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and then pursued undergraduate studies in Art Education at the University of Liverpool. For over twenty-five years, she taught at the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic. 

Li’s inspiration comes from the empathy with people she observes in commonplace activities. Her chosen art form is sculpting figurines in clay. Her characters are robust, and their faces are amicable in a way that invites you to like them. 

One of her most public works is a group of six ceramic sculptures on display in the Yau Tong MTR Station, titled People passing by, people lazing by.

The sculptures on display incorporate her whimsical figures in situ in various neighbourhoods in Hong Kong, complete with furniture, fixtures, and directional street signage. The little figures each have their own dramatic expressions, just as you would find in a crowd of people on any local street. Faces filled with contentment, awe, surprise, delight, and fright are captured and memorialised on these ceramic figurines. The scenes are self-enclosed narratives of the Hong Kong story. This body of work by Li is a treat to view and enjoy.