Though now based in the United States, Simon Birch remains a darling of the contemporary art world in Hong Kong. The majority of his work features immense paintings with figures that seem to be falling or jumping in various degrees of abstraction. Though these pieces deal with themes of transition, Birch has also explored the concept of myth as he expands into installation, reflected in 2010 in HOPE AND GLORY: A CONCEPTUAL CIRCUS, Hong Kong’s largest installation to date.
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This heart-warming video is part of the Canon Shine movement, where Canon are aiming to bring back the power of the photograph - encouraging people to submit a photograph and use their lens to change the world.
In this clip, Australian cricket legend and founder of the Waugh Foundation, Steve Waugh, chooses Daniel as his subject - a 19 year old man who has spinal muscular atrophy. His robotic arms allows him to do simple things like pet his dog and comb his hair.
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