Moon Zeitgeist

“The works are woven together through repeated imageries of mooncakes, rabbits, and egg yolks. Emerging from these icons are two female figures from Chinese culture. Depicted with overflowing hair, Chang’e is the heroine in a tragic folk tale who was given immortality at the expense of being separated from her husband. Smiling with rosy cheeks is the iconic face on the cover of a popular makeup powder owned by the artist’s grandmother. known for keeping women’s faces smooth and youthful, the powder is another symbol of the desire for eternal youth. By incorporating the objects of her childhood with these age-old tales, Shayne makes personal timeless narratives – Shedding light on how the myths and beliefs that sustained ancient worlds can be accessible to present times.”

– Gajah Gallery, The New Now II: Vivid & Veiled, Nicole Soriano. 2018

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Chang’e with Jade Rabbits(White Rabbit) and Moon,
Houyi and 10 Suns as a badge,
Sam Fong Hoi Tong Powder Lady with White Rabbit Candy and Double Coin,
Single Egg Yolk Mooncake in Half

Moon Zeitgeist 

2018

Ceramic (white stoneware and coloured slip 1200 degree)

Top Left: 31 x 31 x 1.2 cm          Top Right: 31 x 28 x 1.2 cm

Bottom Left: 29 x 28 x 1.2 cm     Bottom Right: 31 x 31 x 1.2 cm

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