Abstract

Crowns

The curved ridges of pre-1997 HK $2 coins lock together and commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Dated September 8, 2022.

Peak Lightning

Danny Zuko and the T-Birds from the musical Grease upgrade the Peak Tram after the popular attraction closed for renovation in June 2021 and reopened to the public in August 2022. Dated August 27, 2022.

Bamboo Builders

Construction workers traverse Hong Kong on bamboo scaffolding stilts. Based on the September 12, 1994 New Yorker magazine cover by Eric Drooker.

Chicken & Duck

A chicken and duck play “chicken and duck” hands of mahjong. Based on the June 24, 1974 New Yorker magazine cover by Andre Francois.

Closing Time

Pretentious chefs flee the scene of a burning Jumbo Floating Restaurant, one with a dubious lighter in hand. Based on the August 15 & 22, 2011 New Yorker magazine cover S.O.S. by Christoph Niemann.

Colonia Babylonia

Hong Kong’s own Tower of Babel advertises popular colonial-era bars, restaurants, and clubs. Based on the October 2, 1995 New Yorker magazine cover by Edward Sorel.

Country Club (American Club Special)

Holiday-makers skate on an icy swimming pool at The American Club, Country Club while a Christmas tree glistens on the South Lawn and a rogue polar bear pilfers a snow cone. Based on the February 26, 1927 New Yorker magazine cover. Created in a special, festive collaboration with The American Club Hong Kong.

Courtship

Hong Kong’s Old Supreme Court Building hints at a future of marriage equality. Based on the May 21, 2012 New Yorker magazine cover Spectrum of Light by Bob Staake.

Covid Closet

The artist gets dressed in a The Sims 2-style user interface, choosing from a variety of zany and Covid-apprioriate outfits during Hong Kong's fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Dated March 14, 2022.

Crossing Over

Women workers from various years of Hong Kong’s past and future cross Des Voeux Road. Based on the November 24, 2014 New Yorker magazine cover Time Warp by Richard McGuire.

Cupidity

A gawky expat fawns over his disinterested date at the Armani/Privé terrace in Central. Based on the February 19, 1996 New Yorker magazine cover Cupid’s Volley by Peter de Sève.

Easter Dan Tats

The Easter bunny paints dan tats like Easter eggs. Dated April 17, 2022.

Extra Extra

The artist sits alone in a newsagent’s kiosk, surrounded by her Hong Konger magazines. Based on the May 30, 1931 New Yorker magazine cover News Stand by Barney Tobey.

Fountain of Youth

Children do homework and extracurricular activities in the now-renovated fountain of the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Based on the July 18, 1988 New Yorker magazine cover by John O’Brien.

Ghosts of Punters Past

Ghosts come down from Hong Kong Cemetery to watch the racing at Happy Valley Racecourse. Based on the May 12, 1962 New Yorker magazine cover by Garrett Price.

Go Fish

A koi fishes along the promenade in Sai Kung. Dated February 4, 2022.

Gongxi Gongxi

Components of lunar new year celebrations are laid out on a model toy punch-out frame. Dated February 1, 2022.

Groundlings

An outdoor screening of “Godzilla vs. Kong” at the Grounds in AIA Vitality Park distracts from a real battle between the beasts by Victoria Harbour. Based on the August 24, 2009 New Yorker magazine cover Double Feature by Adrian Tomine.

Half the Sky

Business tycoons, modelling the International Finance Centre, Lippo Centre, Central Plaza, the Peak Tower, and the Bank of China as hats, assemble among Hong Kong’s skyscrapers. Based on the November 8, 1999 New Yorker magazine cover High Fashion by Danuta Dabrowska-Siemaszkiewicz.

Hog Walker

A woman walks a leash-load of Hong Kong wildlife past the Star Street Refuse Collection Point. Based on the June 21, 2021 New Yorker magazine cover Local Fauna by Peter de Sève.

Horoscope Zoetrope

The zodiac animals, represented on a wheel by capitalist, colonial, traditional, political, and cultural Hong Kong symbols. Based on the September 30, 1991 New Yorker magazine cover Mother Goose Zodiac by J.B. Handelsman.

Hot Fuzz

Pandas deliver food on Food Panda motorcycles while a hungry, cutlery-wielding mob follow. Based on the September 23, 1972 New Yorker magazine cover by Charles Saxon.

Hurdle

The New York Times's Wordle game references a city-wide emergency government text message sent out to all Hong Konger residents on March 9, 2022. Dated March 9, 2022.

Icebox Ricebox

Children build a riceman, have a riceball fight, and make a rice-angel in a rice cooker. Dated January 25, 2022.

Junk of the Magi

The three wise men sail a junk boat down Victoria Harbour. Based on the December 21, 1968 New Yorker magazine cover by Charles Martin.

Kowloon Motor Battalion

A Kowloon Motor Bus and a First Bus pass in the night, cannons firing from their gun ports. Based on the July 20, 2009 New Yorker cover Tour Wars by Bruce McCall.

Lion Rock Station

A property developer exits a new MTR station built atop Lion Rock Hill. Based on the August 5, 2002 New Yorker magazine cover by Eric Drooker.

Order Up

A Qing dynasty inventor brews a cup of tea using inventions from ancient Chinese history. Based on the November 16, 2015 New Yorker magazine cover Coffee Break by Christoph Niemann.

Role Models

Schoolgirls stare at a billboard of underwear models while walking through Mong Kok MTR Station with their teacher. Based on the May 9, 1959 New Yorker magazine cover by Perry Barlow.

Shelf Reflection

A Hong Kong Island-shaped bookcase holds knick-knacks that represent various landmarks. Based on the March 27, 2017 New Yorker magazine cover Shelf Life by Luci Gutiérrez.

Snakes & Adders

A ladder-less snakes & ladders board game shows an elusive Covid zero goal and moments from Hong Kong's experience battling the coronavirus. Dated March 21, 2022.

Town Club American Club Special)

Santa Claus carries a Christmas tree up the steps between the 48th and 49th floors of The American Club, Town Club. Based on the December 16, 2019 New Yorker magazine cover Priority Shipping by Peter de Sève. Created in a special, festive collaboration with The American Club Hong Kong.

Valentine's Cards

Mahjong cards, transformed for Valentine’s Day. Based on the February 12, 2001 New Yorker magazine cover by Richard McGuire.

View of the World from M&S

A view of the world from a Hong Kong Islander expatriate’s perspective. Based on the March 29, 1976 New Yorker magazine cover View of the World from 9th Avenue by Saul Steinberg.

Welcome Party

Arrivals into Chek Lap Kok Airport pass through immigration. Based on the October 14 & 21, 2002 New Yorker magazine cover International Arrivals by Bruce McCall.

White Flowers

A bottle of white flower oil empties into its cap in which a group of popos bathe. Dated January 5, 2022.

Zodiac Divers

Children, masked as the Chinese zodiac animals, ride a wave in the South China Sea. Based on the July 26, 2004 New Yorker magazine cover Waves by Jean-Jacques Sempé.

After Hours

A Zamboni driver at Festival Walk’s ice-skating rink sneaks onto the ice after hours for some fishing. Based on the February 3, 2003 New Yorker magazine cover by Bruce McCall.

Already Home

The artist sits at a laptop in a Mid-Levels flat messaging her partner across the globe in New York. This Hong Konger print is not based on an original New Yorker cover.