The Birdcage Maker

Museum Grade reprint on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm mould-made paper. Limited reprint. Chan Lok-Choi first learned how to make birdcages at age 12, and went on to open his own shop in the '70s when the popularity of bird-keeping in Hong Kong was at its peak. But then consumer habits shifted and the custom of taking pet birds for a stroll began to fade. Now in his late 70s, Chan is the only one left standing, carrying on an endangered craft as he repairs bamboo cages in the city's renowned Bird Garden. This painting is part of the ongoing series titled "Unspoken Stories, Unsung Heroes" - watercolor sketches paying tribute to the remarkable men and women who are keeping Hong Kong's fading traditional industries alive. With few or no successors left, most of these trades are believed to become history within this decade and disappear entirely with this generation of artisans and craftsmen. Total run of 150 reprints, irrespective of size
Painting / Watercolor | Limited Reprint
Current Location
Hong Kong
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70cm (W) x 50cm (H)
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