Every morning, millions of alarm clocks ring out across the city. “Wake up! Wake up!” they cry, exhorting their masters to get out of bed and start the day. Yet there are some people who ignore the bell, and their hungry, bored cats and dogs, and just keep on sleeping – through breakfast, past lunch, and even far on into the evening. Only just as their friends and relatives get home from work do they finally rise for a meal.
Then, when the world is quiet, and even the cats have gone to sleep, they mix their paints or open their computers, and begin to work.
Rough lines and multitudinous colors capture the bustle and squeeze of city life to a tee, as Chen Pei-Hsiu tells the story of those who stay quiet while the urban landscape roars, and do their work when it is silent.