Mary Wong is an installation artist. She studied in London and Hong Kong respectively. In her current practice, she experiments with site-specific installations focusing on themes of ephemera, flux and imperfection.
Everything in the world is subject to inevitable transformation with the passage of time. Shunryu Suzuki, a Japanese Zen monk, once said ‘Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. ‘ The experience of losing the beloved one led Mary to the notion of ephemera. Decay and loss are inevitable parts of the life cycle. Sometimes we have to accept the fact that certain things will never go back to how they used to be.
Working with organic materials found in natural environments,Mary aims at highlighting the fundamental way that nature functions. Her works focus on notions of beauty residing in flaws and an appreciation for things found that are in a constant state of flux.