About the Book
Holly lives and works in Toronto since 1997; the year she left Hong Kong - her city of birth, and the same year the city was returned to China, ending its 155 years of British colonial history. Primarily noted as a photo-based artist, her first poetry book Nine Years 九年 (poems 2010-2018) was published in 2020.
“The Air is like a Butterfly” consists of 108 pages, 6x9 inch (15x22 cm), is available in two versions: POD (print-on-demand) book in perfect binding; and ebook for desktop, iPad or Kindle platform.
The book is also embellished with Lee Ka-Sing's visuals: "wood series" - a suite of twenty-one black and white photographs. “The Air is like a Butterfly” is published by OCEAN POUNDS in July 2021.
Ocean Pounds is a platform for a number of art-driven projects, founded in 1995 (Hong Kong) by photo-based artists Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing, headquartered in Toronto since 2000. Ocean Pounds is also a primo spot to acquire Holly and Ka-sing’s work - from the very recent to vintages dated back to late 70’s. Furthermore, it acts adequately as a venue to locate fine art pieces from their past organized projects (Gallery, Representation, Print Program), with work from prominent artists notably Nobuyoshi Araki, Christopher Doyle, Yau Leung and Yao Jui-chung.