Description This image had been taken when I was lying in bed recovering from a fever, during the sunny day light I could not close my eyes all the time even the curtain was thick. So I started to scrutinize my bedroom inch by inch, shadow by shadow, foot by foot, wall by wall, window by window... and amazement popped up unceasingly, one by one, climax by climax.... I became a total stranger to the landscapes of the place I'd been sleeping in for years. I jumped up to grab my camera and captured dozens of images, before it was too late. The process of getting to know my own bedroom was inspiring if not surprising, falling ill is not bad at all and failing can be a blessing. This particular one from the series reminds me of Barnet Newman's painting.
Hedy Esmail, London Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement I'm a Hong Kong born Chinese settling in England for a decade, have earned a sculpture degree in University of Arts London majored in video and photography; but still passionate about other material as well as Perspex, steel, stone and clay..... Before I turned myself a fine artist I wrote scripts for television, stage, and taught in the Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong as a guest tutor. With decades of experience in the drama scene, I longed to look at the other side of the picture. By making sculpture I invest nothing but myself into the work that eventually unveils the secret part in me. To shock the audience is no longer my main concern, I have more interest in discovering the landscapes along the journey down to my heart, attempting to capture the invisibility of the fathomless through the visible. My work tends to be more abstract than figurative, concept dominates the shape or colour.