In my idea, the crouching bear is in the form of a city, its body is constructed by more than eight thousand vertical lines, which corresponds to the local landmarks. Nevertheless, it represents longing for hope. The polar bear is crouching affectionately on the floor that people, especially children, would love to touch it.
The artwork conveys the artist’s concern for the rapid development of our city, and urge to think deeply about the significance of sustainability simultaneously.
In 1993, MOK Yat-san graduated from the Fine Arts Dept., The CUHK. In 2004 Mok earned a Master of Arts degree from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and was awarded the First Honour. Since 2006 he works as an instructor and teaches Sculpture and Public Art at the FAA. Dept. of The CUHK.
Mok has exhibited frequently in Hong Kong and overseas, including “Yi Pai – Century Mentality Exhibition”, Beijing Today Art Museum. He has been selected for a number of public art projects in schools throughout Hong Kong, such as “Budding Winter” organized by the LCSD. Recently, he has been awarded for the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme 2010. And, he has received many commissions for various public space, including Beijing, Shanghai and Dailin. His sculptures were auctioned at the Contemporary Asian Art Sale in both Larasaki’s Hong Kong Art in Singapore in 2009, and Phillips de Pury & Company, London in 2010 respectively.