Lost and Found by Chia Aik Beng

Lost and Found

By Chia Aik Beng

The second photo from my collection.

"What you choose to keep may not be what Life chooses to keep for you."

I used to think my art was mine. That it was my choices that shaped my vision. But losing my hard drive and then retrieving some of my lost photos from Hong Kong made me realize that art is ephemeral and we are subject to forces beyond ourselves too.

What Fate chose to leave me with was an exercise in letting go. Sometimes we as artists have to let go of our grip on our art and see where nature takes it.

Hong Kong. 2016.

6000 x 4000px