Blossom Everywhere: Tryon, NC
Inspired by the Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic, thousands of Hong Kong residents posted colorful post-it notes to express democratic wishes during the 2014 Umbrella Movement, the 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill and democracy protests. Within a few months, hundreds of Lennon Walls had “blossomed everywhere” throughout Hong Kong. This drawing is based on posters that were held up by the Hong Kong protesters and on magazines and books that were produced between 2014 and 2019. It is a collaboration by artists Shuk Han Lui, Heather and Jaimin Joshi during the 2020 Drawing Marathon over the Lunar New Year on Jan 25 and 26 at the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC.