Fly Heads and Bird Claws
Artist and educator, Gukzik Lau (pen-name ‘collecting colors’) was born in Hong Kong. Having graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto in 1976, Gukzik later received a scholarship from the British Council to study at the Royal College of Art, where she graduated with a Master's
Degree (Distinction) in 1990.
She likes creating prints with modern printing machines such as the colour photocopier, offset machine, fax machine, and digital inkjet, as well as fusing her creations with free-hand drawing and painting to produce two-dimensional artworks. Her art embraces emotional and social concerns, sometimes with words creating poetic imagery.
Gukzik believes in the Buddhist notion that “you are what you think, act and behave, in the past and also at present”. Imbued with a belief that creativity has a purpose — a hope “to improve” — she believes creativity is beneficial to oneself and society, and the more you understand yourself, the more creative you will be. Gukzik has taught at universities in Hong Kong for the past twenty years. She now lives in Hong Kong, focusing on her art making and art education research. According to Gukzik, to teach and to create is to share this wonderful adventurous thing called ‘creativity’.