Tung Chung artist Agnes Pang is showing her latest art installation, Butterfly of Hope, at Lee Tung Avenue (LTA), Wanchai through March. Framed in wood, the butterfly is made up of over 1,000 amenity bottles collected from hotels and decorated with discarded fruit net wraps.
Agnes advocates “taking what others discard” and turning “garbage into useful materials” for her creations. For this reason, LTA commissioned her to help promote the work of Soap Cycling, the Hong Kong non-profit that works with the hospitality industry to collect, process and redistribute lightly used soap bars and bottled amenities. These life-saving items are then distributed to disadvantaged communities around the world, particularly in Asia.
“I am presenting Butterfly of Hope over Chinese New Year as something that is colourful, tranquil, festive and full of positive energy,” Agnes says. “The framed butterfly is symbolic of human mobility restrictions during the pandemic. Nonetheless, the butterfly symbolises spiritual growth and transformation and it’s a metaphor for how we can turn COVID-19 anxiety into something that is full of joy and creativity.” To find out more, visit www.agnesrecycles.com.
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