Sundial Garden

Sundial Garden

The Dilapidated House

The Dilapidated House

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sundial Garden

I know I have neglcted this blog for quite some time; I have been very busy with work commitments and all. I did this drawing because of the cross and the circle (look at the brick pathways), and I like its stillness. Took me about five months to complete the drawing. 29 by 20cm.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Been very busy. Currently working on a drawing that will take me six to nine months to complete amongst other side projects.

Come back again in September or December.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Away till June/July

I will be busy from now till June or July. See you then.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Conceptual pieces 2 and 3

Change moths to butterflies.

Change moths to flowers.

Variations: Use light blue shirts, white shirts, black shirts etc.

Side notes:
Meaning(s) aside, the work makes use of the point-line-plane elements of art, as well as the language of repetition.

The moths/butterflies/flowers are the dots.

The lines of the shirts (viewed from side) form the lines 9and perhaps planes) of the sculpture/installation.

The shape of the shirts form the planes of the installation.

In terms of composition, there is also a focus (the work as a singular central piece), the primary elements (the shirts) and the secondary elements (the moths/butterflies/flowers).

Conceptual piece 1

I have this haunting image in my mind (perhaps a meditative one even): imagine a clothes stand with many expensive shirts (e.g. Comme des Garcons shirts) asaulted by a few hundred moths. The moths are trying to eat up everything. Now how do I construct this installation?

First, the moths cannot be real moths,for clearly this visual spectacle is meant for viewing in a white cube space. How to get someone to make these moths? Secondly, how do I get these moths to stick onto the shirts? Finally, how much will this cost?

(The notes read: To decide on structure of clothes stand later)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Loose notes

I have lived with my parents for thirty years.
I have taught in my school for seven years.
I have loved and lost.
What else can I not do?
And even if I fail, what difference does it make?

The truth is, I cannot expect to produce five works and they are all 'hits'. Every step is part of the journey. Each sketch, drawing or painting is a part of the journey.

Sailing out into the open sea with no destination in mind.

I need to believe in myself that I will get better. Turner and the Chinese painters have shown me the way.

The open sea. The other world. A series of notes, sketches, drawings, paintings, and ideas by sin.

I mustn't rush. I must work very slowly.

I am a self-concious and self-absorbed young man.

That the artist is inspired, will be discovered, and will become rich and famous is a myth that does not happen and has no real value in it.

Thee is no need for me to prove that I can draw or paint. In fact, it would be better if people look at my work and think that I cannot draw or paint.

I find that I am closer to the old-school and narrow-minded people in the old academies rather than the rebel or revolutionary. I need to change.