Friday, May 21, 2010

Story 15

"Story 15", Oil On Canvas, 112cm x 76.5cm, Year: 2010.

There was a lot of fear in my heart, beginning from 16 years old...
The fear of updated news from television and newspapers...
The fear that something might happen to my body, so most of the times I would rather not switch on the lamp when I was taking my showers, and would also refuse to look at the bathroom mirror...

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Story 14

"Story 14", 143cm x 132cm, Acrylic On Canvas, Year: 2010.

I was taking care of my nephew and niece from years 1998 till 2001. It was in the past already but everytime when I think of those days, my tears will drop but my heart will be full of joy! It was the time when I decided to move out of my house and stopped communicating with my grandmother, some relatives and friends; and lived "like a porcupine"... My only joy was to take care of my nephew and niece, such as: waking them up in the early mornings, getting them ready to school, helping them clean up, making milk for them, bringing them to school, disciplining them... Ha!

Of course besides doing all these things, I had also done some paintings right outside their home conridor, and both of them enjoyed looking at my works... Sometimes they even mimicked my drawing and painting gestures! Ha! Ha! my paintings could cheer them up! Sometimes they would give me some comments - nephew always said something positive, such as "very nice" or "beautiful"; whilst my niece would say something negative, like "you paint not nice!"...  (maybe my niece didn't like me much that time, don't know why...??)

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

G. Girl

"G. Girl", Oil On Plywood, Year: 2000. ( Private Collection )

I had only spent lesser than one hour to complete this painting. Throughout the whole process, she kept moving and could not sit still, so in the end most parts painted were mainly based on my memories to capture them. By the way, this little girl has already grown up and almost same height as me now. Ha! Ha! Time flies really fast!