Guests from the South


Due to the pandemic of covid-19, strict policies have been adopted for people who want to cross the border between Hong Kong and mainland China, which makes our life even more complicated after the prevailing social movement in 2019.

Living in Hong Kong, I have not met my family who live in mainland China since 2020.I asked my mother to pick up a bauhinia* leaf from the southern Chinese city where she lives in and send it to Hong Kong.

This work consists of an image of my mother’s palm, an image of my hand, an image of a bauhinia leaf found in Hong kong, and a bauhinia leaf my mother sent to me through express delivery service. 

*Bauhinia, the symbol of Hong Kong, is actually a plant commonly seen in Southern China.


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