Be Water II

Regular price $3,599.00

Artist: Lola James Atelier

Artwork size:

16 W x 20 H x 0.6 D INCHES

(406 x 508 x 16 MM)


Through the abstract expressionism methodology, reinventing the spirit of the “Be Water” philosophy and the gaze of democracy and freedom.


About The Artwork

Inspired by Bruce Lee’s ‘Be like water’ quote, ‘Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.’ This philosophy has been widely adapted by the prodemocracy movement in Hong Kong.

This painting recreates the spirit of the popular ‘Be water’ ideology - ‘gathered like dew, scattered like mist, fluid like water.’ The artist creates imagery that projects the property of water; to be flexible in both mind and body, empty the mind and be formless like water. The varying depth of colour brings the power and life affirming quality of water to the viewer. ‘It is about not being rigid and stubborn about one’s beliefs, practices, understanding, and instead, about being open-minded and able to change and adapt to the circumstances we are put into.’ The intriguing therapeutic texture of the artwork is implicated as a medium to calm one’s mind while provoking us to think about our very essence of our life.


投射出「Be Water」精神,



Created: 13th April 2021

Original: Hand painted, One-of-a-kind Artwork

Styles: Abstract, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Modern

Artwork and framing details

16 W x 20 H x 0.6 D INCHES (406 x 508 x 16 MM)

Hand painted on 100% pure cotton medium grain stretched canvas. Not Framed.

Painting and canvas are made in the United Kingdom.

JTHK Series Kids

Product story


Let our hope reverberate across the mountains, may the world echo our children.

Our story

未竟之路 無忘雛心

風雨飄搖 稚自悠遊

Our design

同一片天 山鳴谷應

Common Yearning




The designer brought the summits to life with simple touches. They tower against whatever may come, sheltering our children in the worst of times. 

We will carry on the story of 2019 with this chapter written by the next generation.

Our products


To prevent felting shrinkage of the t-shirt, we suggest you to size up to the larger; or avoid using warm water and dryer to rinse our t-shirt.


This collection. like their adult counterparts, is designed by DDDDDHK who are based in Japan. They are founded by some Hongkongers in Japan, supporting Hong Kong with their designs.   

JTHK 一切用料及剪裁均跟市面速成製品不同,布料、網版、縫紉等全由台灣生產及人手印製,顏料亦採用高韌度的日本製品。整個產品策劃經多方考量及與廠商協調下訂造,絕對非次貨。此外,銷售、協商、客服、宣傳、運輸、溝通等運作主要由PROJECT R 的香港年輕人團隊合作,當中剛畢業或在學的青年佔大多數。

These products are designed by DDDDDHK, an initiative started by Japan-based Hongkongers. DDDDDHK strives to show their support to the movement in Hong Kong through their creatives. The materials and cutting of the JTHK series are different from those of the fast-moving fashion market. They are manufactured with high quality cotton fabrics and meticulously printed in Taiwan. The raw materials, including fabrics, printing screens and sewing materials, are sourced in Taiwan and the high-tough pigments for printing from Japan. The entire production plan was done with close collaboration of various parties. The execution, ranging from factory and material selection, sales, customer services, marketing to logistics, are accomplished by a group of young and diligent team of Project R who are mostly students and fresh-graduates.


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