Born into a family of Chinese traditional medicine practitioners, many of Wing Po So's works are connected to her memories of family and childhood.
She has solid knowledge of herb growing, flows of energy, astrological science, traditional psychology and philosophy and employs this knowledge in her artistic work, connecting her views on microscopic and macroscopic phenomena to her in-depth exploration of the physical and philosophical world.
In So's work, different herbs combine into forms that are sometimes organic, sometimes artificial. By blurring the boundary between species and objects, these forms and structures are endowed with a mysterious life force, calling for the connection of individual lives with the vast space of the universe.
The artist’s participation is made possible with support from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.