'Nu-wood: Tamaki Estuary No.1'  

wood, gesso, acrylic 

year: 2016

size: 70 x 800 mm

finalist in Estuary Art Awards 10th Anniversary 2016, Malcolm Smith Gallery (Uxbridge Art Centre), Auckland, NZ

Artist Statement:

This project is inspired by my international artist in residence project in China where is the fastest developing country in the last 30 years. I was thinking what is the advantage and disadvantage for the ecology in the city expending and developing. Ecology protecting and destroying follows the city growing up is an important topic not only in China but also in New Zealand.

In this Nu-wood project, I want to use the work to reflect the current face of Tamaki Area: well balanced of ecology protecting and city growing, also multi-cultures intergrading.

I spend lots of time walking around Tamaki area to experience the ecology and environment. I select a driftwood from Tamaki area as my material. In my opinion, the driftwood is a special natural object, which reflects time, the river and the environment. I use my flora pattern to cover part of the wood, the pattern intergrades a Chinese flower and the New Zealand traditional pattern. Asian immigration is growing up fast in Tamaki area, different background and culture people live and work together to make the area special, full of energy and attractive like flower.


'Two of me'

oil on canvas

year: 2014

size: 1200 x 750 mm 

awarded the Tertiary Award in The Trust Art & Sculptural Award 2014, Corbans Estate Art Centre, Auckland, NZ 

finalist in Adam Portrait Award 2014, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ

SOLD, collected by private collector, Sydney, Australia  


'Symbiote'  

watercolour on photography 

year: 2013

size: 520 x 400 mm

finalist in the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2014, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, NZ

SOLD, collected by James Wallace Trust, Auckland, NZ



'Continuous flow'

tempera on wall

year: 2013

size: 6000 x 1500 mm 

painting on the wall in Elam Project Space Gallery, Auckland, NZ

Commissioned portrait

oil on linen

year: 2012

size: 600 x 700 mm

SOLD, collected by private collector, Auckland, NZ


'Out of the view finder'

oil on canvas

year: 2014

size: 500 x 600 mm 

finalist in The Trust Art and Sculpture Awards 2015, Corban Estate Art Centre, Auckland, New Zealand


'Angel'

oil on canvas with thread

year: 2012

size: 300 x 400 mm


Ten little landscapes

oil on linen 

year: 2010

size: No.1 - 2, 150 x 100 mm approx. No.3 - 10, A4 approx.

SOLD, collected by private collector, Hamilton, NZ


'Isabella' 

oil on canvas, gold leaf 

year: 2011

size: 500 x 600mm


'Forbidden fruit is sweet' 

oil on linen, gold leaf 

year: 2011

size: 2000 x 2100mm

Not available for sell


Eight small sketches   

No.1 - 4 pen on craft paper, No.5 - 8 pencil on paper 

year: No.1 - 4, 6 - 8 2009, No.5 2008

size: No.2 - 4, 150 x 200mm, No.1, 5 - 8, A4


'Angel' 

oil on linen, gold leaf, silver leaf, cooper leaf

year: 2009

size: 1000 x 700mm


Drawings   

No.1, 3 - 10 charcoal on paper, No.2 pencil on paper 

year: No.1 2009, No.2 2004, No.3,4 2007, No.5 2006 No.6 - 9 2009, No.10 2010

size: No.1, 6 - 10 1000 x 700mm, No.2 - 4 400 x 500mm, No.5 300 x 400mm


'Broken heart' 

oil on linen

year: 2010

size: 1000 x 700mm


'Reborn' 

oil on linen

year: 2009

size: 500 x 600mm

collected by China National Archives of Guangzhou, China 


'Hope' 

oil on linen, gold leaf, silver leaf

year: 2011

size: 1000 x 700mm


Tempera

egg white tempera on wood penal, gold leaf, silver leaf

year: 2011

size: No.1 150 x 200mm, No.2 200 x 300mm