January 29, 2011

Reflections in a Dew Drop

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.

I found this unique sculpture for James' Weekend Reflections:

Hong Kong, 2011

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?
I say right on to that! 

If you enlarge the images and look at them closely, you'll find all kinds of interesting reflections on the various surfaces.

35 comments:

Gine said...

Belle opposition entre le damier et la goutte !

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous capture and wonderful reflection, Francisca, as always and what a very interesting sculpture! The words are perfect and we'd all do well to read and remember them! Have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

Dina said...

Sounds like an airport I'd like to spend many hours in.

Nice philosophy behind the art.
Nice idea to put one indoors.
You're right, enlarging your photos gives wonderful little details.

Cezar and Léia said...

So interesting and it's almost a portrait as well, wonderful reflection and so modern!
I also like the mother and the son! Cute!
Hugs and a nice weekend,
Léia

Malyss said...

The HongKong Airport is very popular today!I understand why! This statue is so unusual!

Pat Tillett said...

Hi there!
I love that thing. It must be amazing to see in person.

Kaori said...

Great piece! I've been to Hong Kong but I think I missed that :-D

PS* It's zero-degrees celcius at night here! brrr!

Regina said...

Love the words in the sculpture!
That things is unique and cool.

" Happy Weekend Reflections! "

James said...

The reflection is constantly changing what a great idea for a sculpture. I like this a lot. It looks like a fun place to capture reflections.

Hooked on Memes said...

Great post and fabulous piece of sculpture. I agree with what Danny says. Thanks for sharing.

jennyfreckles said...

It's good when they make public buildings people-friendly and pleasant places to be. Airports can be so stressy - so anything that enlivens them is fun.

tapirgal said...

It does look like a cool airport, and these pix are super. I like the splash of blue on the floor in the first one and the tangle of what looks like white 3-D Chinese lettering in the second. It seems to flow everywhere.

tapirgal said...

Oh, hmmm. Those are some kind of curlicues behind the neon symbols. Anyway, I like it.

Jacob said...

Gorgeous. Reminds me some of modern cars! That is a great sculpture...and now you've made me want to fly into Hong Kong!

Anita Johnson said...

It looks like "The Bean" in Chicago! I love the plaque quote...just perfect!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Francisca.
I enlarged the photos and looked at the reflections. Lovely!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Elisa said...

Those reflections seem coming from an UFO!
Have a nice weekend

cieldequimper said...

Oooh I love this. :-)

EG Wow said...

Hong Kong has such great art in its airport. What a great way to welcome visitors!

joo said...

It's lovely, Francisca. Will have to pop round one day:)
Happy weekend to you!

Leovi said...

Drop with pretty impressive reflexes.

Mama Zen said...

That's pretty wild!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Very cool. I can't imagine the amount of work that must have been invested in this piece. It's middle name should be "persistence."

☺lani☺ said...

This post gives a really big smile to my face! what a coincidence, hope you can see my reflection in a Des Drop! Happy weekend!

Debby said...

Really nice and unusual reflection photo. And I enjoyed your words.

Carolyn Ford said...

Now that's a sculpture that anyone who enjoys photography would LOVE! What a great airport that must be! Very cool post, Francisca!

Birdman said...

I agree too! Sounds like an interesting place to hang a few hours.

anjoe playhouse said...

Woaw, Weekend Reflections Yes!
All looks so clean, it's a pearl ;-)

JM said...

I thought it was one of Anish Kapoor's works. I have to check on this artist I never heard of as I love this kind of art.

biebkriebels said...

It is a beautiful piece of art, I like it, great reflection too.

'Tsuki said...

This sculpture is really amazing... That is a great participation for our weekly contest, thanks for sharing it...

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW!! That looks fantastic!


Junie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just ... wow! Beautiful sculpture and beautiful idea (perfect for weekend reflections in all senses of the word).. Thanks for sharing what it says as well as the image.

Ann said...

This looks very futuristic.

I spent one night in HK airport in 1977 when I was on transit from SF to Singapore.

Halcyon said...

Did you enjoy the air conditioning in the airport? My husband sold the motors to power them back in the 1990s. :)