Wu’s 2019 film Unfinished Return of Yu Man Hon stars Jonathan Chang—a child actor known for his role in the Taiwanese classic Yi Yi (dir. Edward Yang, 2000)—as a grown-up Yu Man Hon, an autistic boy who crossed the Hong Kong– Shenzhen border into mainland China on August 24, 2000. Occurring not long after the 1997 handover, Man Hon’s unsolved disappearance remains a vivid memory for many in Hong Kong, and has come to symbolize the vanishing of local culture.
This drawing is one of the many abstract storyboards Wu produced during the production of the film. Made of mineral pigments on rice paper these works shimmer with a rough surface from the buildup of the minerals that contrasts against the delicate nature of the rice paper giving the works an etherial feel.