Thursday, March 4, 2010

nice to meet you, Lin Cheung...

Lin Cheung
- Jewellery and Objects -

open lecture in english
Thursday 4 March 16.00
Stora Hörsalen
HDK - School of Design and Crafts
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8 Göteborg

Lin Cheung
exhibition "Papaver Argentum" at hnoss 13-7 of March.

info exhibition :

info Lin Cheung:

I was at the lecturing and I get really inspired by all the interesting ideas and good work that Lin present and talk about. I didn’t really understand the jewellery at the Hnoss exhibition, but now I do. Now the material makes sense.
My friend Joanne Haywood from UK is a friend to Lin too, this is a nice and small jewellery world and that’s cosy and good.

I have to say, once again or once again… I have said it before and I will do it again, it is very generous of HDK to have this open lecturing for free, it’s a good place and time to see colleges and say hallo and here what’s on… + all the nice lecturing artist who share their working process and work with us others.
I’m glad that I get invited and have time to visit HDK and the open lecturing.


The silver poppies that Lin Cheung has created are from the thoughts of the red poppies or the Remembrance Day, it makes more sense to see her work when you know the story behind, and unlucky we don’t have something similar in Sweden (Not that I know, we don’t have this kind of war memories), so for me the thought of this is to far away.

The poppy's significance to Remembrance Day is a result of Canadian military physician John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields. The poppy emblem was chosen because of the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the bloodshed of trench warfare. An American YMCA Overseas War Secretaries employee, Moina Michael, was inspired to make 25 silk poppies based on McCrae's poem, which she distributed to attendees of the YMCA Overseas War Secretaries' Conference. She then made an effort to have the poppy adopted as a national symbol of remembrance, and succeeded in having the National American Legion Conference adopt it two years later. At this conference, a Frenchwoman, Anna E. Guérin, was inspired to introduce the widely used artificial poppies given out today. In 1921 she sent her poppy sellers to London, England, where they were adopted by Field Marshall Douglas Haig, a founder of the Royal British Legion, as well as by veterans' groups in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Text from Wikipedia.

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