Amelia Klemm was born in a distant place, and for the last year she has begun calling Hong Kong home. Life in this vibrant city is never boring. When she is not teaching English at a local school, she can be found hiking, learning Cantonese and spending time with her parents, sister and church family. Though a novice in sculpting, she has always enjoyed being creative through painting, sketching and dabbling with clay. She is an artist at heart. This opportunity to express creativity is greatly appreciated and she thanks God for giving her the ability to reflect his own creation through art.
Artwork concept – “Panda’s Garden”
Though one, lonely bamboo shoot is quite a meager garden, Panda waters it with care. This piece represents the need for tender care of our environment and our responsibility to respect and “water” what we are given – no matter how small. Respect for food. Respect for nature. Respect for life. By upholding this responsibility, we, in turn, respect ourselves. The sculpture itself is cast in bronze and treated with a variety of patinas to capture the array of life’s natural colours. The style of the sculpture is inspired by origami. This represents a world where man and nature come together in harmony. May we all learn from Panda’s Garden to show respect for our own gardens.
610mm (L) X 2300mm (W) X 700mm (H)