Van WEST END WISHES

West End Wishes

Lady Hao Hao

Jan 30th – Feb 15th
Cardero Street at Robson

In Asian traditions, Lunar New Year has many staple dishes with symbolic meanings, such as dumplings for wealth, noodles for a long life, fish for prosperity. Inspired by these traditions, our display here in the West End takes the shape of chunlian, the custom where people place spring couplets and the characters for luck and fortune on their doors to welcome the new year. 

These three characters— Fulfilled, Fortune, and Good (滿 福 好)—are a wish for the community and a hope for the future, that the Year of the Tiger may fill our bellies and also bring us good things to share. 

Find the Fulfilled, Fortune, and Good (滿 福 好) installation on Cardero and Robson this Lunar New Year and bring home a good wish for 2022!

About the Artist

Lady Hao Hao is a visual artist originally from Taiwan; she feels that she has blossomed because of Canada.

Enjoying using abstract concepts to express, she refuses her works to be socialized. Every piece of her work is an intimate conversation between her audience and herself; like or dislike is just the beginning of their getting to know one another.

Constantly reminding herself, artist isn’t just a title nor a description of a job; it is about the purpose of the work or the responsibility of a person.

Like most immigrants, getting proficient in English and finding ways to fit in were top priorities. The silver lining of not doing as well in improving her linguistic skill and keeping herself close to her community is the re-learning of her own heritage and identity. The cultural differences in Canada have also allowed her to appreciate herself as a person. In the world of arts, differences in cultures are easily conveyed; it has opened up the world for her. Finding herself is the biggest gift of her moving to Canada.

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