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Resident Pigs

Resident Pigs


Hand-pulled original woodcut print (oil-based in on cloud dragon handmade rice paper)

Image size: 36.5x13” / 93x33cm

Paper size: 42x18.5” / 107x47cm

Edition 9+2


USD 1000 for editions 1-2 unframed

USD 1280 for editions 3-5 unframed

USD 1530 for editions 6-8 unframed



This is an original woodcut print, part of my huge 99 Polluta Propaganda Woodcut project, describing a futuristic floating artist colony in the sky. This body of works has been exhibited in many international museums, biennales and universities and has been written about by many scholars. Read more here.


The image measures 45x60cm / 18x23.5 in. and paper is approximately 61x76cm / 24x30 in. I say approximately because the paper is hand-made and hand cut. The edges are beautifully deckled.


The print is in edition of 9+2. Read more on editions here.



About Resident Pigs


This work depicts the resident pigs that eat up all food waste and are transformed into roasted ham every Chinese New Year.


The main pig is depicted as a typical Chinese roasted pig with its lightbulb eye and an apple in its mouth. Its body is composed of ribs and tail of sausages.


Beneath the main pig, a herd of mini roasted pigs roam around. From left to right, the roasted pigs transitions to bowls of BBQ Pork and sunny side up on rice, a typical delicacy for the Hong Kong masses. This rice bowl was further popularised by successful comedy “God of Cookery” (dir. Stephen Chow and Lee Lik-Chit. 1999) and is coined the term ecstasy sorrowful rice黯然銷魂飯.


Allegorical flying bacons with angel wings and halos hover over the rice bowls. The five bowls were inspired by five items from Hong Kong Palace Museum’s permanent collection. The museum was newly opened when the artist was working on this work.



About “Polluta Propaganda Woodcuts” project


Polluta Propaganda Woodcuts (2018 - ) are a collection of 99 woodcuts that portray the artists imaginary futuristic ecotopian artist colony Polluta”. The body of work is composed in three phases. The point of departure for Phase I (2018 - 2023) is Chinas New Woodcut Movement in the 1930s and 1940s, whereas Phase II (2023 - present) is heavily drawn from Japanese historic ukiyo-e prints. Phase III (future project) will be a collection of architectural wood carvings portraying Pollutas ever-shifting appearance.



About the Print


Both the print and paper are handmade. Large bamboo fibre pieces in the paper texture are part of the charm. Your print may look slightly different from the one in the image.


These are unique items of art. Only 10 were handmade and kept in this world. It’s not possible to have a replacement. There may be marks of handmadeness on your woodcut print, that is part of the charm and beauty of the work.


The print is lovingly wrapped in a sturdy paper tube. Mounting or framing is not included. Click here for framing/mounting recommendations.


A certificate of authenticity is included.


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