Banyan Tree of Yau Ma Tei

by Wong Tin Yan

The Banyan of Yau Ma Tei is more than a local landmark. It is a place where the local community gathers and shares joy and laughter. It is a place where stories of Yau Ma Tei are told and heard. The Banyan of Yau Ma Tei at Hotel Stage are crafted from recycled wood gathered from the local community. Old scratches and rough textures found on this wood are evidence of hardships and endurance of the local workers in the neighourhood. This artwork at Hotel Stage allows greater cultural exchanges between the local community and guests from all walks of life, thus inspiring us all to tell our own stories.

“by Hotel Stage”

Wong Tin Yan was born in Hong Kong. He graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong at 2(X)O. As a sculptor, he likes to collect some discarded wood pellet to create cartoon animal sculptures either by Chinese joining techniques or in DIY

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