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Art at Site 	www.hongkongart.info	Chin Fai Danny	Lee	A Dew Drop
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Chin Fai Danny Lee

A Dew Drop

2011
Chek Lap Kok Airport
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A Dew Drop by Fai Chin Lee is more like a mirror than a drop of water (what is suggested by the title). It reflects everything from the environment but nothing ot the interior is visible. It is located in an airport. On this location people don’t tend to show much of their interior.
In the essay by ArtAtSite this artwork is compared with the following artworks. Check this link for the essay.

The artwork Aurora by Ruth Asawa (San Francisco, picture 1, more information) is made by a human hand, perhaps in first instance Japanese paper folded together. It can make sense to Japanese people, many of whom live in San Francisco. The work is standing in the water. On the background there is Oakland Bay Bridge (looking alike the nearby legendary Golden Gate Bridge). This work is also made by hand and standing in the nature, all though the scale is different.

The artwork Tau by Roger Berry (San Francisco, picture 2, more information) is wonderfully attractive. In an artificial space made of concrete and steel, this is a welcome game changer by use of the basic shape, the beautiful material, the correct scale and the craftsmanship.

The artwork Oriental Light Sundail (artist unknown, Shanhai, picture 3, more information) is also made by hands. The choosen material makes it reminiscent of an object for space travel, it is in any case a modern object. It seems rather to have an instrumental than an artistic function.

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www.viewthrumygloballens.blogspot.nl:
This polished stainless steel piece on base of granite was created by Danny Lee Chin Fai in 2005 and is called A Dew Drop. Using a technique similar to traditional Chinese carpentry, Lee grinds a piece of stainless steel to form this mirror-like surface, reflecting the view around it.
You may be interested to read what the plaque says:
Nature is all around us. Yet often we look but do not see. Next time you see morning dew, take a look at just one small dew drop. See your surroundings reflected there. Look closely and you will see a reflection of yourself. So why not pause and try to look at ourselves, objects and people around us from a fresh perspective?
The Hong Kong Airport is one of my favorite airports. Besides being an attractive modern piece of architecture, inside and out, well laid out, well lit and convenient for travelers (free public PCs and WiFi, yay!), since 2005 there has been on display a wide and interesting variety of local public art.

www.photoblog.com:
"A Dew Drop" by Lee Chin Fai Danny
Polished stainless steel on base of granite.

www.blog.metservice.com:
When I passed through Hong Kong airport a couple of years ago I spotted a beautiful sculpture of a dew drop. I love the way the sculptor, Danny Lee Chin Fai, has given a sense of weight to the “water” – I can almost feel the surface tension holding the drop in its shape and preventing it from flowing out onto the floor.
The sculpture has a caption that reads: “Nature is all around us. Yet often we look but do not see. Next time you see morning dew, take a look at just one small dew drop. See your surroundings reflected there. Look closely and you will see a reflection of yourself. So why not pause and try to look at ourselves, objects and people around us from a fresh perspective?”
Perhaps you have seen beautiful dew drops lying on a plant in your garden, or maybe draped on a spider web?

www.alibaba.com:
Modern art abstract stainless steel public sculpture for Hongkong international airport decoration
Port Guangzhou or Shenzhen

www.artandentertainme.blogspot.nl:
While leaving Hong Kong, expect some more surprises at the Chek Lap Kok international airport built in 1998 on Lantau Island.