My work, ‘Construction Timber Mountain’, 2017, plywood offcuts and stainless steel, 24 x 45 x 33 cm, was part of the HK Human Rights Arts Prize for the HK Justice Centre, held in Blindspot Gallery in Wong Chuk Hang.
Since industrialisation, humans have acquired the power and ability to transform their environment on an unprecedented scale. The natural and the man-made are both essential aspects of our modern world and finding a balance between these two concerns is the subject of this sculpture. Environmental regulation impinges on the human right to a healthy environment in which to live, and also other economic, cultural, social, political and civil rights. This cannot be enjoyed if the environment becomes impaired beyond a critical level.