Percy kam lok lam 林錦樂

Hong Kong - Honolulu

Percy Lam was born and raised in Hong Kong. He became fascinated with PEZ candy dispenser when he immigrated to the Honolulu (U.S.). He obsessively collected them and used them as a way to anchor himself in his new surroundings. Since Percy is an artist he also saw the potential of PEZ candies and wrappers as art material. The candy form reminded him of buildings in Hong Kong. By recreating Hong Kong buildings and cityscapes with PEZ, Percy bridges his past and present. Although he is no longer a newcomer to the United States, Percy continues to use PEZ as the major material for his studio art practice with infinite possibilities.