Drawing inspiration from visual stimuli around her, Tak Kit Ko's collage works are influenced by her experience in the print fashion business in 70's and 80's Hong Kong. Ko is especially drawn to elements of nature as contrast to the intensity of modern day society.
Artist Statement: Creativity and joy can be found in the most unlikely of places, including piles of old newspaper and stacks of worn magazines. In them I have discovered a fascinating medium that is not only dynamic and vibrant, but where meaning can be shuffled and redefined to ignite new ideas and fresh perspectives. This has caused me put my love of pastel and ceramic aside, as I immersed in the words and images of modern day newspapers and magazines, using them to weave endless layers of colorful stories in the form of paper collages. With no specific topic in mind, I dive into each new work by letting my eyes, my mind, and my fingers wander freely and intuitively. The results are pieces that each follows a distinctive destiny, reflecting both joy and sorrow, human relationships with one another and with the world we live in.