Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This painting is all about my calling from God.
Before I got to know God, I knew there was a hole in my heart needed to filled. Finally God found me and I started to know that He could really fill my heart and cup full!
In early 90s, I received the calling from God, where He wanted me to use painting to witness him. However at that time, I chose not to follow His will as I was too afraid to live an artist life that seemed unstable...!
Eventually in late 90s, I decided to obey God will because after all these years, I concluded that following God's will would be the only way to lead me to happiness, joy, success and stability.
“My Story”- my 7th solo exhibition had just started last week, and I had already sold out more than half of my paintings... Isn't my Father God good?
Thank you so much, my Abba Father God!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
In the past, there were times when I came to a stage where almost everyone thought I was doomed, or no one wanted to say a single word to me anymore... The only thing that could refresh my heart were the words from a 4-year-old child - Daryl (my nephew).
Many people said that I was a failure, but Daryl would say, “You are good! San Shu (Third uncle)!”
When people thought that I was a nobody and treated me liked crap, Daryl would say, “ I like San Su!” When most of the people regarded me as a useless person, Daryl would always look at me and give me a sweet smile!
All these things happened years ago when I really did not know how to move and live on... This little boy, whom I knew was sent by God, really encouraged me a lot! Of course, I had a great breakthrough eventually...! Thanks to my Father God and Daryl...!
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Have you ever been hurt by someone and eventually you found out that the person who hurt you was also a victim hurt by others really badly as well? Antlers (seen from the above picture) growing from the head show that the painful experience he(she) carries slowly transform into anger, and become a weapon used to protect themselves when they feel threatened!
Friday, February 05, 2010
Money is not evil nor angelic...
Sometimes, having money can help a person build up his confidence, but sometimes it also can make a person go crazy!
Some people say that a serious artist should not create artwork for money... Ha! Ha! But sometimes I have to... for survival! If not, what does an artist live on??
Some people also say that the most beautiful painting in this world is Mona Lisa, but sometimes I think even the artworks printed on the dollar notes also seem beautiful...
Nothing is wrong with having a lot of money, but something is seriously wrong when money have you!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
"Durian Man", Ink On Paper, Year: 1993.(Private Collection)
I hate eating durian since young – because I just cannot stand the heavy smell and muddy flesh!
But in reality, I seem to behave like the “durian” with spikes - I tend to defend myself because many people in this world are not really nice! I could choose to live in my own world and stop interacting with people who may hurt me (often through harsh words); I could also choose to spend my time watching DVDs at home while I am working; I could also choose to walk out of my house to go shopping, or sometimes get some books and read them at a quiet restaurant or inside the train...
Ha! Ha! Of course when teaching time comes, I will talk a lot with my students, and I guess this will help me balance myself for keeping quiet too long; otherwise, I may end up becoming a block of stone instead of a durian...