Some artists suffer more to create their work than others. Angela Su certainly has.

In her nude photographic series titled "The Hartford Girl and Other Stories," she had lines of text tattooed — without ink — onto her back to produce red welts in a nod to the 39 lashes of Christ.

Su's work is one of the more arresting pieces in "Hong Kong Eye," an exhibition of 24 local artists at ArtisTree gallery in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. The works range from traditional Chinese ink paintings to conceptual pieces such as an installation of empty subway turnstiles rotating automatically, to the downright wacky — a furry 3-meter-long tuber controlled by animatronics that rolls around emitting a non-stop stream of "ums" and "ahs."