Everyday Things

Paul Wong, 2019 – 2020
5′ x 5′, backlit window, digital photography
Also available as 32″ x 32″ prints.

What is this? | September 2019 to January 2020
Tools | February to May 2020
Human Body Parts | June to August 2020
Fruits and Vegetables | Post-pandemic (phase 4)

“Everyday Things” consist of four, four-month exhibitions featuring collages constructed from vintage 1970’s children’s Chinese language flashcards and an 1880’s Chinese to English language book. The flashcards and book were intended to teach fundamental words, phrases, and information to newly arrived workers from China.


Everyday things is a backlit window on the exterior of Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden. This public art project is commissioned by the city of Vancouver.