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Bumblebee, Tsim Sha Tsui

Eleanor McColl

Limited edition of 10
Hand Woven Photomontage
15.25" x 23.25"
Eleanor McColl is a British-born Hong Kong resident artist and photographer. In 2002, she established Chameleon Workshop, a specialist art school, and although today her focus is primarily on her own artwork, she continues to provide instruction in painting.

McColl’s latest body of photomontage work has a retro pop-art style which perfectly aligns with her subject - Jardine House in Central, Hong Kong. Once the tallest skyscraper in the city, the building is adorned with its iconic retro round windows, creating a nautical port-hole feel, and unlike any other of the thousands of skyscrapers in Hong Kong. McColl decided to replicate the Jardine House windows in her artwork by layering the image with cut out circles, adding her signature photo-blurring, and an unrealistic bright sky to create a wild and funky pop-art image.

In her own words: “I love standing beneath this building looking up into the clouds, knowing there are so many different angles to view, each giving the building a different look and feel. Jardine House, which entranced me when I first visited Hong Kong in 1998, has been a constant feature of my sixteen years living in the city, and I have wanted to include it in my work for a long time”.