Thank you for giving my art
the most perfect home it could ask for
from Hong Kong to Asia
to Europe to North America
Thank you to my loving and generous friends and collectors for sharing photos of your homes and offices.
If you have a piece of my art on your wall, I would LOVE to see it and share it!
Please e-mail the photos to michelleksfung(at)gmail.com
Shoot it in natural light and avoid glass flare. Include as much or as little background as you feel comfortable, and make sure you tell me which town/city/country my art lives in now!
“We received your beautiful woodcut prints and we love them, thank you. Michelle, your work is stunning. The intricate designs are full of imagination and colour. I want to know what is happening within each. I love that you also create stories around your work, bringing your images to life.”
"I first met Michelle in Dec 2011 on a boat trip with friends to Tung Ping Chau. A memorable trip with her cheerful smile and laughter. We reconnected in 2014 with an invitation to her first exhibition, and a deep friendship developed. I don’t have many artist friends, but Michelle was a gift, and her art fascinated me. That first exhibition encounter of her art was a “wow factor” for me; a term we use in scientific research for something that are innovative and creative, with imagination and out of the box thinking. It was a gigantic 8 feet wide sperm whale drawn with pencil colours. That whale I would have like to acquire but too big for my home.
Over the years, I watch her flourished and attended as many of her exhibitions as I can, from Polluta to her other works with artist friends and School children; but the awesome image of the whale has always stay with me. Finally, I commission her to do a slightly smaller version for my office, with an intention to for this whale to migrate South on my return to Australia on retirement. We name the whale “Gawura”, an indigenous Australian word for whale.
This commission work was an eye opener for me to learn how Michelle goes about in creating a piece of art. I wanted a large (1 x 0.7M) lively sperm whale drawn with pencil with an oriental feel. We went through many iterations, but the key was the paper texture that could capture the majestic and roughness of the skin, and Michelle used a new technique to edge in the battle scares with the harsh environment of the open ocean. The effect was just perfect.
During the entire process, Michelle updates me with still pictures of the progress, teasing me and my friends with excitement and anticipation. The finish work “wow” everyone at the inaugural unveiling and naming of Gawura at my home, and now hanging in my office for me and visitors to enjoy. I was also pleasantly surprised with a “must watch” time lapse video on the creation of Gawura. A talented and caring artist with a bright future! Thank you, Michelle, and all the best on the on-going work of the futuristic world, and your environmental and social endeavours."
Professor Danny Chan
S Y and H Y Cheng Professor in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Assistant Dean (Research postgraduate studies), Faculty of Medicine
Interim Director (School of Biomedical Sciences), Faculty of Medicine
Director (Education and Development of Research Integrity), HKU