Tenme Kwan (b. 1962, Hong Kong)
Tenme Kwan has been practicing in art for many years. Tenme as a sculptor, who is also passionate about planting, started to build an organic garden at her rooftop a few years ago. She wants to explore how human is being connected to our city jungle through planting, where she did a series of concrete sculptures produced by molding from her planted vegetables and documented their life cycle. By applying the essence of traditional Chinese ink art to her sculptures, Tenme’s recent works further explore the urbanscape theme by molding sculptures of bamboo. Bamboo is a symbol of Oriental beauty, and one of the major themes in Chinese painting. In Hong Kong, construction workers still use traditional bamboo to build scaffolding covering 21st century buildings.