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A Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing online magazine. Published on Fridays.




Holly Lee
Spain Sky
(work 2019)
a suite of 42 digital prints, 3.25" x 3.25" each
in translucent plastic box

Under one sky
we say this is Barcelona
this is Granada
this is Madrid

Under one sky
silhouettes of
Babylon, Thebes and Syracuse


Lee Ka-sing
Selection from DUET series (work year 2019)
Photographs from DUET series are available in BIBLIOTHEKA editions - print which remains the exact layout of a single page of BIBLIOTHEKA folio publication, size 6.25x13 inches, open edition with BIBLIOTHEKA blind-stamp, and signed on verso. Please contact mail@leekasing.com

Goose bending its neck

The missing wheel

Backdrop in burgundy



Sushi Grass in Paradise (A story)

written by Holly Lee
with photographs by Lee Ka-sing

(24) Things Birthday

As Mrs. Bento hurried out from No Frills to the mall every clothing store she passed by stood a discount sign board that ranged from 30% to 50% off. It is now deem "normal" for new merchandise to go on sale before the next season starts: cardigans, sandals, shorts, shirts and flip-flops. It felt like Summer already even though she just had her clock advanced by one hour last weekend. With all the discount hands smiling and waving at her Mrs. Bento was so tempted to visit one or two or, all the shops. Then a chill came over her as she recalled the temperature outside was still -2, and with her layers of clothing it would be clumsy to try anything on. Her mind was in battle, it is such a right thing - a Canadian thing to buy things only when they are on sale. Her attention was diverted when she passed by Hall Mark, one of the places she would shop for cards that bear a cat theme or cat illustration. It is always for Ginger, she would insist herself to believe. But in truth she knows it is an excuse to satisfy the joy of consuming. Since many forgotten years ago Ginger would receive a cat birthday card every year, and Mrs. Bento always surprised her with unusual finds, like Salma Hayek likes to surprise her fans every time she appears publicly by wearing something drastically different. Ah, a banana gown! Ah, a portrait of two cats applying yogurt face mask!

Besides cat birthday cards, Ginger also gets a birthday cake every year. Mrs. Bento has tried a number of different bakeries and wanted to surprise Ginger every single time. Selecting cake faces from cartoonish little mermaid to fanciful arrangement of bouquets, from fruits garden to simple numeric made spectacle by a single sparkler, or a stunning 8 inches tall buttercream cake topped with the real flower Iris and a red edible heart. In fact, Ginger prefers spongy birthday cakes topped with a little fresh fruits and cream from Chinese bakeries, but who wants to avoid the temptation of being surprised? This year Mrs. Bento has no time to do any research on another outstanding birthday cake. She resolved to order last minute, the "cake of the month" from Dufflet Pastries. This local bakery has a long history and is popular among Torontonians. Ginger has not been born yet when the owner Dufflet Rosenberg opened her first pastry café on Queen Street West in 1982.

A few hours after sending the order Mrs. Bento received a confirmation email from Dufflet:

Good morning Bento,
This email confirms that we have received and entered into our system your order for a 6” Lemon Coconut Cake with the inscription “To Ginger with Love” and the flower moved off-centre for Thursday, February 28th. Your order will be available to pick up from our downtown location at any time during business hours on the day of (10 am - 7 pm), and will be held under the order number P#9.


"Sushi Grass in Paradise" is an on-going story. To read the full length version with previous chapters, please visit- https://oceanpounds.com/blogs/sushi-grass-in-paradise



Chan Wai Man
Reclamation, 1996 (#970434)
8"x10", gelatin silver photograph
(printed in 1997)
OP Edition, with "OP editions" blind-stamp
Edition 5/19, signed and numbered on verso
Featured in the OP EDITIONS catalogue, issue 9703 in 1997

OP editions are limited edition photographs from the OP Print Program we organized since 1995. After we moved to Toronto, the Program was still in operation for the first five years. Over hundreds of artists have been included, with photographs released as small format limited editions, in 8”x10” fibre-based black and white or chromogenic colour photographs. We plan to publish here, a selection from the collection on a weekly basis. Some of the photographs from OP EDITIONS are available at OCEAN POUNDS online shop.



Issue 0719-2019

A Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing online magazine. Published on Fridays.
Published by Ocean and Pounds and archived at oceanpounds.com
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Holly and Ka-sing currently live in Toronto with their daughter Iris, and their cat Sukimoto.


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