'Nu-wood: Tamaki Estuary No.1'
wood, gesso, acrylic
size: 70 x 800 mm
finalist in Estuary Art Awards 10th Anniversary 2016, Malcolm Smith Gallery (Uxbridge Art Centre), Auckland, NZ
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
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
watercolour on photography
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
tempera on wall
size: 6000 x 1500 mm
painting on the wall in Elam Project Space Gallery, Auckland, NZ
oil on linen
size: 600 x 700 mm
SOLD, collected by private collector, Auckland, NZ
'Out of the view finder'
oil on canvas
size: 500 x 600 mm
finalist in The Trust Art and Sculpture Awards 2015, Corban Estate Art Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
oil on canvas with thread
size: 300 x 400 mm
Ten little landscapes
oil on linen
size: No.1 - 2, 150 x 100 mm approx. No.3 - 10, A4 approx.
SOLD, collected by private collector, Hamilton, NZ
'Forbidden fruit is sweet'
oil on linen, gold leaf
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
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
egg white tempera on wood penal, gold leaf, silver leaf
size: No.1 150 x 200mm, No.2 200 x 300mm