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Video: Artist reinvents Hong Kong’s road warning lamps as friendly flashing figurines

Hong Kong artist Kila Cheung has been redesigning road warning lamps as human figurines for his newest project, Twinkle Twinkle Little Guys.

kila cheung street art lamps

He has placed dozens of them around the city’s streets.

kila cheung street art lamps

“There are many road warning lights in Hong Kong due to the large number of construction sites,” he told HKFP.

kila cheung street art lamps

“I found that the shape of the warning lights was similar to a person.”

Twinkle Twinkle Little Guys

“About a month ago, I bought the first warning light home and started to draw. Then I [thought] of putting 30 of them on the street quite spontaneously.”

kila cheung street art lamps

Cheung said that he polishes the lamps with sandpaper and foundation before painting on them.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Guys

He places his “little guys” at public locations where they can interact with the public, and will not be removed quickly.

kila cheung street art lamps

kila cheung street art lamps

kila cheung street art lamps

kila cheung street art lamps

kila cheung street art lamps

kila cheung street art lamps

Kila Cheung also creates paintings and sculptures. Discover more of his art here.

Video: Artist reinvents Hong Kong's road warning lamps as friendly flashing figurines