Ricker Choi (b. 1975)

For Those Who Stayed

Digital art print on PVC foam board
24 x 30 in.
Executed in 2022

In this painting, the artist has borrowed the image of an actual protester holding  up 5 demands hand sign at a rally on September 2019.  The artist has relocated the protester inside an airport, appearing to be waving goodbye to a plane, using the same five demands hand sign.  During 2019 anti-extradition movement, Hong Kongers folded thousands and thousands of paper cranes at rallies to commemorate those who died during Hong Kong protests.  The artist has placed paper cranes in the sky and one at the window ledge.