Carlos Romo-Melgar
→ → Stay/Sway/Stray (困榣杏)

CLIENT: Trevor Yeung
ROLE: Art Direction
LOCATION: London/Hong Kong
DATE: 2022

Stay Sway Stray is an artist book developed with artist Trevor Yeung as a piece for the exhibition ‘Neverending Garden: Try So Hard To Make Things Happen, Incense Tree’, exhibited at the Oil Street Gallery in Hong Kong.

The incense tree is a highly valuable but endangered species, and it is protected in Hong Kong. Protective cages are used to ensure the growth of young trees, preventing the smuggling of their pricey wood. These cages appear as a contradiction in wild forests surrounding Hong Kong.

The book presents a visual essay following three perspectives on the tree: within a cage, cut, and the growth of offshoots after its been cut at its base. It aims to show the resilience of the species and sits along a diverse range of pieces of the exhibition.


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Carlos Romo-Melgar
+44 77 1690 2224

Carlos Romo-Melgar
+44 77 1690 2224

Carlos Romo-Melgar
+44 77 1690 2224