Artist

Mann Chow

Artist bio

Mann Chow, born in Hong Kong, graduated in LWL Technical Institute, major in product design. He is the founder of the Immanuel Enterprise Ltd. since 1991, the main business of the company is to produce and export the church supplies and Christian gifts item. The main customers are the few famous USA Christian product importers, such as the B&H, Christian bands, Dicksons, SFI, Catholic Supply Inc. and Swanson etc. His wife, Anissa is a beautiful and capable lady who can manage well the company and family so Mann Chow can involve many Art activities. He is a painter and sculptor, he likes oil painting and produce sculptures and installation through many material, such as metal, wood, and stone. He is the founder and chairman of the Christian Gifts Designers Association from 2005-2015, he led 12 Christian gift companies in Hong Kong to gather those members to promote the Christian gifts culture and boost their business through a lot of gifts fair and exhibition in Hong Kong and Taiwan. He is the founder and curator of the Hong Kong Art Gear since 2016, www.hkartgear.com he curated the Christian art exhibition twice in Hong Kong and once in Macau in 2018 to 2020, say “ The Splendor of Beauty in His Name “. www.splendorbeauty.art . He curated the Christian art exhibition in Asia, namely the Bless Asia – Biennale Art Exhibition of Visual Art, www.blessasia.art in 2017 in Hong Kong, 2019 in Singapore and 2021 in Kala Lumper. Mann writes monthly article in HK Christian magazine to tell people to care the Christian art and to encourage the Christian artists work hard in their creativity works. Mann is an active follower of Jesus, he had been a deacon in the baptism church for 5 years. All of his art pieces carry only one goal, it is to preach God’s love and work on earth.

Title

Be Strong

Medium/Genre

Sculpture

Artist Statement

Title : Be Strong
Artist: Mann Chow
Media : 3D print
Dimension :42x40x20cm

God created everything to work with each other to maintain ecological balance, and no species can survive alone. The survival of cacti in extreme environments is to bring a functional role to the ecology. The presence of salvation is to love and to bless us, and for us to cherish the existing species on the earth, it needs to be well maintained.

Even though we are now in a very difficult situation; there is a plague that does not know when it will end, there is social instability, there are political restrictions, and there is an economic recession. In the global declination, many people have no stamina to support their future lives. It is precisely in the days of depression and restlessness, how can we find joy and peace? We know that this is a global village, we cannot live alone; what happens in every corner of the earth is enough to affect the whole world.

We learn from the characteristic of cacti. that is to say, in extremely difficult environments, they can still stand firm by enhancing their immunity by relying on their own capacity. According to his unique instinct, it can build a beautiful sustaining force for the surrounding ecology! The cactus can store sufficient nutrients in its body, they are ready to draw the supply needed for survival in extreme weather and environment. So they can continue to survive and multiply the next generation. It can survive in the desert and is very helpful to the entire ecology, it is coexisting with other species around it.

Just like a disciple who follows Jesus Christ, he must self-equip well, wear the spiritual armor, and be ready at all times; so he can resist the attack of the devil even in the face of different challenges. It is to fight not against flesh and blood, but against authorities and powers, against the world-rulers of this dark night, against the spirits of evil in the heavens.
These spiritual equipment are sufficient to face with different life situations and environments. Although these invisible spiritual equipment are invisible to the eye, it is because they are hidden deep in the minds of believers. This is an invisible armor, and the beliefs hidden in our hearts serve as examples for believers and non-believers to practice beautiful testimony. Let our life influence each other, and let people see our good deeds to glorify God!

From the inner equipment to resist the external harassment, the mind in our heart becomes a powerful force that can resist external variables. Holding the sword of the Holy Spirit, which is the word of God; allowing people to stand alone and stay safe. With prayers and deep desires, making requests at all times in the Spirit, and keeping watch, with strong purpose, in prayer for all the saints, then we live in peace with people around us, like a lampstand to illuminate everyone and light up the world. As if a cactus who care the environment by its own force and capacity, firstly it can be firm and strong as it wears the armor in it inner body.
Spiritual life growth with equipment is very important, in addition to becoming an example of believers, having a strong and firm spiritual life can also take the second mile to support and help weak brothers and sisters. The word of God may be given to us in the opening of our mouth, to make clear without fear the secret of the good news, and act as a chained messenger for the mystery of the gospel, so that the gospel can be spread widely.

How it fits into contest

I hope you accept the artist statement tell all as below.

God created everything to work with each other to maintain ecological balance, and no species can survive alone. The survival of cacti in extreme environments is to bring a functional role to the ecology. The presence of salvation is to love and to bless us, and for us to cherish the existing species on the earth, it needs to be well maintained.

Even though we are now in a very difficult situation; there is a plague that does not know when it will end, there is social instability, there are political restrictions, and there is an economic recession. In the global declination, many people have no stamina to support their future lives. It is precisely in the days of depression and restlessness, how can we find joy and peace? We know that this is a global village, we cannot live alone; what happens in every corner of the earth is enough to affect the whole world.

We learn from the characteristic of cacti. that is to say, in extremely difficult environments, they can still stand firm by enhancing their immunity by relying on their own capacity. According to his unique instinct, it can build a beautiful sustaining force for the surrounding ecology! The cactus can store sufficient nutrients in its body, they are ready to draw the supply needed for survival in extreme weather and environment. So they can continue to survive and multiply the next generation. It can survive in the desert and is very helpful to the entire ecology, it is coexisting with other species around it.

Just like a disciple who follows Jesus Christ, he must self-equip well, wear the spiritual armor, and be ready at all times; so he can resist the attack of the devil even in the face of different challenges. It is to fight not against flesh and blood, but against authorities and powers, against the world-rulers of this dark night, against the spirits of evil in the heavens.
These spiritual equipment are sufficient to face with different life situations and environments. Although these invisible spiritual equipment are invisible to the eye, it is because they are hidden deep in the minds of believers. This is an invisible armor, and the beliefs hidden in our hearts serve as examples for believers and non-believers to practice beautiful testimony. Let our life influence each other, and let people see our good deeds to glorify God!

From the inner equipment to resist the external harassment, the mind in our heart becomes a powerful force that can resist external variables. Holding the sword of the Holy Spirit, which is the word of God; allowing people to stand alone and stay safe. With prayers and deep desires, making requests at all times in the Spirit, and keeping watch, with strong purpose, in prayer for all the saints, then we live in peace with people around us, like a lampstand to illuminate everyone and light up the world. As if a cactus who care the environment by its own force and capacity, firstly it can be firm and strong as it wears the armor in it inner body.
Spiritual life growth with equipment is very important, in addition to becoming an example of believers, having a strong and firm spiritual life can also take the second mile to support and help weak brothers and sisters. The word of God may be given to us in the opening of our mouth, to make clear without fear the secret of the good news, and act as a chained messenger for the mystery of the gospel, so that the gospel can be spread widely.

Credits

1 ) Rev. Francis C. Choi, Founder & CEO of EquipToServe Christian Networks, Canada
choichunhay@hotmail.com
+1 (604) 818-6340

2) Rev. Andrew Chai, Shung Fui , Missionary of Europe Campus Ministry, Pastor, Cartoonist, Song Writer, Germany
andrewsfchai@gmail.com
+49 1522 3552623

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