Tin Hong Gaau Jyu 天空膠雨 (book) (2017)








Tin Hong Gaau Jyu (Joint Publishing, 2017. Hong Kong.) is a continuation of the artist’s graduation project Plastic, plastic, every where!, one of the winning books of the Young Writers’ Competition (Hong Kong, 2017) and recently selected as one of the 50 Best Books for Secondary Students by Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (2018.)

The dystopian cautionary tale tells a future where the frenzy of human plastic consumption (as in life saver donuts, telephone hotdogs…) has led us past the point of no return. This global craze originates from the 2084 annual meeting of the Great Five Industrial Nations. At the meeting, imaginary country Contradictoria (in the form of a pig) proposes that if animals can learn to eat plastic, why cant children?

The artist creates a fantastic world as a site for the readers to draw their own conclusions on the consequences of modern society’s feverish consumption and irresponsible disposal of plastic. Miss Dodo, an heiress-cum-young-teacher, meets a hundred-year-old sea turtle (possibly the last one on earth) on her saga to seek a world with no plastic.

The book features a 18,000-word story (in Chinese) and roughly 80 hand-drawn images. 

It is available in major bookstores in Hong Kong and online.  

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung 馮捲雪

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung is a visual artist and art educator whose ambitious ongoing oeuvre revolves around a grand narrative of a dystopian world set in the year 2084.