Hong Kong: Arts and Culture Outreach, 2019. First Edition. Hardcover. NEW. Blue cloth boards with white lettering to spine. Blue endpapers. Bilingual. Fine monochromatic plates. Index. 26 x 20 cm (oblong). 98 pp. / No dust jacket (as issued). Item #12590
“A mosquito barges into your sweet dreams, a gecko hides itself at home, a whale sweeps the town, a wild boar intrudes a kid’s wear shop in a mall, a bat feasts on apples in a supermarket…to these underwhelming animals, does such a daunting city get on their nerves too? Do they, every once in a while, join the insomniacs club and venture into an eerie dream?”
Dreams of a Toad takes you on a trip to the seemingly mundane yet neurotically fantastic world of animal fables.
Dreams of a Toad is the result of repeated experiments by Au Wah Yan in the past few years. It consists of prints overlaid with stories; images intertwined with words. The starting point of Dreams of a Toad went back to 2017, when Wah Yan stayed in Buenos Aires for one month for an artist-in-residence program of printmaking. During her stay, she worked from 10am-6pm in the printmaking studio every day, focusing in learning the techniques of photolithography.