Nascence / Emergence

For the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind

~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

 

This beautiful prose aptly describes the times we live in. Life is transient and dreamlike. One does not necessarily notice the healing power of nature amidst the bustle of life. But I found my awareness of her amplified during the pandemic. Nature teaches us about life - there is death, renewal and birth. Tiny plants flourish even in the thickest of concrete jungles. 

 

My work attempts to find equilibrium between states of calm and chaos. Nebulous forms oscillating between the material world and landscapes within the mind. Jostling with primal fears and peaceful inner sanctums. Perhaps this is a struggle we all face, even post-pandemic. Nascence embraces all of life's imperfections and celebrates it.

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I am very grateful to Marjorie Chu of Art Forum Singapore for her year-long mentorship that had culminated in my very first solo show in her esteemed gallery in February 2022.

 

The Way of Tea

2022 

Mixed media on canvas 

91 x 122 cm w 

Lakeshore

2021 

Mixed media on canvas

76 x 76 cm w

Dancing Dragonflies 

2021 

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper

76 x 112 cm w

The Nightingale 

2021

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper 

51 x 43 cm w

At Twilight

2021 

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper

41 x 30 cm w
 

Things the Wind Catches 

2021 

Mixed media on canvas

76 x 76 cm w

Dance in the Mist

2022

Mixed media on canvas

91 x 122 cm w

The Perfect Storm 

2021 

Mixed media on canvas 

61 x 61 cm w

River Revelry 

2021 

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper

40 x 50 cm w

Joshua’s Palm

2021 

Mixed media on canvas 

61 x 76 cm w

Elodie

2021 

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper

56 x 76 cm w

Bird Song

2021 

Mixed media on canvas 

61 x 76 cm w

Stacking Stones 

2021 

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper

56 x 76 cm w

Conversation of Flowers

2021

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper 

56 x 43cm w

Quiet

2021 

Mixed media on canvas

66 x 66 cm w

Reflections by the Moon Jar 2018 

Mixed media on canvas 

102 x 76 cm w

Elixir

2021 

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper

56 x 76 cm w

Ember 

2021 

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper 

45 x 45 cm w

Magome Juku

2021

acrylic, charcoal, graphite 

on acid free paper

50 x 69 cm w

Living Stones

2022 

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper 

100 x 151 cm w

Drawing Fish

2021

acrylic, charcoal, graphite on acid free paper 

42 x 29 cm w