In 16th century, Macao was a small, simple fishing village, how could the fishermen imagine that where they were fishing will be reclaimed with a casino built on it? Though it’s incredible, it’s true. The Paradise Series: Old Macao Map is my personal impression towards the modern Macao. I studied the old territory of my homeland and applied the modern buildings on the old map, and tried to observe the impact of luxurious casinos happened upon this Macao small village. Urban development is happening all over the world; we can gain more land through reclamations and constructions, but at the same time we lose our history, it’s an inevitable fact. After all, I just want to preserve this kind of ridiculous in my drawing, maybe one day, it will become a “history” too.
Eric Fok Hoi Seng 霍凱盛