Wish You Were Here

Christmas without a Christmas tree can still be wonderful. Just look at “Wishes on the Wind”, a Christmas hotspot set up by the HKTB at Statue Square for its Hong Kong WinterFest in 2013, with support from American Express and T Galleria by DFS. Replacing a Christmas tree were three larger-than-life dandelions and their seeds, a piece by American artist Robert James Buchholz, which he named “WISH”, with the good intention of spreading wishes of love. The ultra-futuristic-looking installation, which had previously appeared in the popular hipsters’ music fest Coachella, in California, became an instant hit when it landed in Hong Kong. How could anyone resist three five-storey-high dandelions that changed colours in rhythm with “All I Want for Christmas is You”?