Remember this Spanish artist, Pejac? He has a very clever way of expressing his views. Well now he has done some artwork in Hong Kong, let’s see what he did there.
This work represents the MSN Hotmail butterfly trapped in a glass jar. It was placed in front of the Central Government Complex of Hong Kong, where last year the ‘Umbrella Revolution‘ protests had taken place. It is a metaphor of the imprisonment of free speech and communication of the Chinese people.
Pejac said in a email:
“The butterfly is not killed but trapped, being able to see and feel, but left to slowly die.”
In China the dragon is a symbol of strength and power. This ferocious mythical animal that can cause hurricanes and floods, has now become a domesticated pet.
This piece is located in Hong Kong Central on Hollywood Road 97.
Pejac felt that the local people were not being allowed to think for themselves due to their lack of time, space, and the fast pace of the city.
The piece created on a hotel bathroom window appears over this mega city, reminding people to stop and re-think.
After Seoul he passed through Hong Kong, now Japan is the next destination.
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