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A collaboration between
and Wu Wing Yee
Babblelab's structure is an ongoing exploration of the creative process, which involves setting a Theme/Question. And generating work that delves into the theme/question.
We work making pictures, shapes and sculptures that relate to the Theme/Question, these we collect on a big wall.
Eventually we edit them into large hand made notebooks,which becomes our "idea bible" from which we produce limited edition books, prints and exhibitions.
We set up studio in varied locations. once there we settle on a Theme/Question to explore:
Guangzhou,China- We worked as artist in residence at the Guangzhou Fine Art Academy-Book Arts Department. Our studio was set up in a classroom with students working by our side.
Our Theme/Question was "language unifies and divides people"
Dali,Yunnan (china) - We worked with the Theme/Question "Foot-Binding", inspired by witnessing old women still alive, with feet deformed by foot-binding
Toronto, Canada - Our Theme/Question was gravity this was a Theme that evolved from our work with foot-binding
Baltimore,Maryland - Working as artist in residence at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
We continued with the Theme/Question "Gravity"
assigning it as a parallel student project.
We created a limited edition book ( 29 copies)
and an edition print as well as final exhibition of our gravity work. which was exhibited simultaneously with the students Gravity work.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark,when I was 12 my family
Immigrated to the United States.
In 1972 I began working as a freelance illustrator
In the following years I travelled extensively, throughout the United States, Europe and Central America. While travelling I kept "notebooks" filled with icons and ideas from my journeys. I began to produce small xeroxed books to send to friends and clients. Later my notebooks became my illustration portfolios
I continue to create notebooks and most of
my imagery grows out of these.
In 1982 my first book was published. I've since published over 30 children’s books and created 2 animations.
I continue to work as a freelance illustrator for major publications in the United States and Canada. I also create one of a kind and limited edition books and paintings, which are sold in galleries and are in the collections of major museums in the U.S. and England.
In 1992 The United States Library of Congress honoured me with a solo exhibition of my work.
Wu Wing Yee
Graduated from California College of Arts and Crafts, she has traveled extensively and exhibited widely.
In 1992 Wing was recognized by the H.K. Museum of Art with the Urban Council Biennial Fine Arts award. In 1993 she was awarded the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship that sent her to Columbia University in New York to study Arts Administration.
After receiving her Masters degree in 1995 she returned to Hong Kong to engage in full-time creative work, founding her own workshop to promote arts education for children in Hong Kong.
In 2000, she won the golden award for Chinese contemporary young ceramists presented by the Guangdong Museum of Art in China. Since 1986, Wing has had several solo-exhibitions and participated in many group shows in the United States, Europe and Asia. Her works have been acquired for the collections of various museums of arts and private individuals.