These 2 sculptures are newly installed, site specific, commissioned sculpture work for the Hong Kong Jockey Club in Happy Valley, HK.
These works were made for the space inside the Clubhouse which links the old clubhouse and the new extension. The windows around this space look out onto Mount Butler and Mount Nicholson.
“Hushed Inception”, derives from and seeks to suggest the architecture of the old clubhouse and the adjacent presence of Mount Butler.
“Tend and Settle”, represents the architecture of the new clubhouse extension and the nearby Mount Nicholson.
Story from exhibition:
“The third floor link building makes a positive connection between tradition and the contemporary. A pair of sculptures by Scottish artist Kirsteen Pieterse likewise make a nod towards tradition while employing contemporary elements that are contemplative expressions of nature and our human interactions with it. In Hushed Inception she uses a stack of shaped plywood to suggest the form of Mount Butler and a metal structure to reflect the undulating rooflines of the old Clubhouse. In Tend and Settle she uses the same materials to represent Mount Nicholson and the facade of the new Clubhouse building.
The mountain forms are reminiscent of the scholar rocks that the Chinese literati used to contemplate the vastness of nature, which are then put into a contemporary conversation with the powerful yet delicate tracery of stainless steel structures that may on one hand evoke man’s ability to transform nature and build our own monumental forms through architecture and engineering, while on the other may suggest the forms of clouds which may envelop mountains or the heavy pelting rain that they bring with every monsoon.“