I am very excited to announce the first batch of silkscreened T-shirts and bags. There were a lot of challenges getting the lines and paint right, but the results are worthwhile.
HKD 250/USD 35 for a T-shirt.
HKD 200/ USD 30 for a bag.
HKD 500/ USD 75 for two T-shirts & a bag.
Free shipping everywhere. If you live in Hong Kong and prefer to pick up or meet up, I’m cool with that too.
Skintight T-shirt Size S – XL
Breathable Loose T-shirt Size S – XL
(Please enquire about XXL-XXXL)
Because each T-shirt is handmade, so each print (the ink, the position) cannot exactly the same. If you are extremely particular about your T-shirt, please see them in person!
There are a few ready to go in studio. You can always place an order. They take 2-3 weeks. (Turquoise and hot pink are also available for special orders—only for the super skin-tight cutting.)
(There are a few imperfect T-shirts and bags available at a discount. If you would like one of these learning curves, please send me a text, a message or just leave a comment.)
E-mail me at michelleksfung(at)gmail.com to order. Payment via paypal or direct bank deposit (Hong Kong or Vancouver.)
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I spent a large chunk of my CNY holiday investigating silkscreening with my mother(toast to my mother) for the first time! I had always wanted to learn, so I did a drawing, scanned it, had a silkscreen made, bought some paint, a squeegee, some blank tees and bags, and got very busy.
I know because of the level of the initial drawing’s intricacy, silkscreening would prove to be a challenge for a complete newbie. On the first day, we unknowingly turned the dehumidifier on to dry out the screen and squeegee. The screen got clogged so quickly so badly! We spent almost 45 minutes washing it afterwards! My dress got completely soaked.
The second day we realized we could print twice instead of just once so enhance the print. So the fine lines came out much better. The third day we started getting the hang of it but printing on the bag was a nightmare, as the flat surface was just a centimeter shy of the print surface. We had a lot of trial runs. As far as first-time printing goes, I am fairly happy with the results.
It has been three months since my 80/20 exhibition. Initially I created the works out of my annoyance with plastic bags. After some initial research, I had realized what a critical environmental problem this is. What I didn’t realize was the impact my exhibition would make.
It was at first apparent with my parents. One time when I had dinner with my mother around the corner. She realized that she could not finish her plate of noodles when I was still working on mine. Watching me eat, she volunteered to go home to get a box so that we could put the leftover noodles there instead of getting a plastic container. I was shocked but touched.
Then there was the other time towards the end of our restaurant meal, there was half a bowl of rice and three piece of chicken on the table. It became apparent that no one would eat them. “Let’s take them home.” My mother said a few times, to me no doubt, especially when she sighed, ” too bad I didn’t bring my own box.” I said nothing when she put the leftover with her chopsticks in the styrofoam box but I sure looked at the box like it’s an eyesore. When I was figuring out whether we could take the box without a plastic bag, my father gave me a look. “Yes I remember your exhibition.”
I didn’t create 80/20 as a form of activism but, more and more, I see small changes in people around me. I am also seeing changes in my behaviour, avoiding single-use bottled beverages, carrying a stainless steel bottle and a set of eating utensils.
I would just like to add that this is the mother who, two years ago, complained furiously when I refused a plastic bag when I bought a pair of boots. She did not understand what is a big fuss with one plastic bag? I would scratch, drop and lose my brand new boots! Since she could not get a reaction from me, she continued to complain to my father for the following week.
I just hope she will never read this. And if my father does, please don’t ever tell mom.
80/20 only has one week left to go. Over the past two weeks, many friends, families, mentors and strangers came to my opening, met me at the exhibition and visited the exhibition on their own! Thank you!
Each piece of artwork is based on a statistics or a historical incident. To learn more about each work and about the serious plastic pollution issue, click here. This website has been dedicated to providing the news clip and and videos that provide background information for visitors and interested parties. Thank you to GeeGen who put together this site for me in one week!