Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Prophetic Voices Series
Fire In My Bones/Jer20:9
20inx8.5in - (30 editions)
Woocut Print on Rice paper

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Adam's Song 2009
Acrylic Sand on Canvas

Evening Song(Creation of Eve) 2009

30in x30in

Acrylic on Canvas

Monday, May 11, 2009

Emmanuel 2006

30in x 27in

Acrylic on Canvas

Collection:Svenska Kyrkan, Sweden

'Emmanuel' is a painting depicting the incarnate Christ in his infancy striking a 'crucified' posture as a prophetic sign of his coming redemptive calling. As the Savior for all mankind, I placed him in an Asian context as a Chinese in a Malaysian 'tikar' leaf mat. I employed symbolism such as 1)Christ sleeping in a sheepskin robe - the Lamb of God 2) Christ's left hand grasping the robe red string as a reminder of God's covenantal promise to Rahab of Jericho. 3)His right hand is pointing at a Chinese opera mask of the righteous Judge Bao- proclaiming himself as the righteous Universal Judge. 4) Below Christ's feet is another operatic figure of Loh Si Fu (Four Tigers Loh), the villian who always speak lies - hence the inverted position with the cracked lip. I thus chose him as a symbol for Satan whom Christ identified as the 'Father of Lies' -Jn8:44. Overall the composition follows the approach of the European Medieval tradition eg Duccio 's Victorious Christ descending into Hell c.1308

Friday, April 17, 2009

Fantasy Series:
Returning to Pulau Ular(Snake Island)
30in x 30in
Acrylic on canvas
My ultimate fantasy island.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Covenant of Golden Hope-
My Hands Have a Voice
Acrylic Graphite on canvas
triptych L36inx12in C36inx14in R 36inx12in
Giving Hope to Children
Today there are 27million 'modern' slaves.
1/3 of SEAsian prostitutes are children.
The slave business marred the sacredness of Man
made in God's image,undermined human dignity
and destroy the human family
and ultimately the social fabric of humanity.
Fearful (Sacrificial)Hen
Pen on Paper
Frugal Times
Oil on Masonite Board
This work was painted during my student days when
I have to save whatever money to buy painting materials.
Those were the days when a piece of roti canai cost 20cents
and a plate of fried 'hokkien' noodles cost 50cents.
Mostly lunch and dinner consisted of 2 pieces of roti canai and
a bowl of foc. curry soup thrown in.
Happy days of course is all about the opportunities to paint and paint.

96in x 48in
Oil On Canvas

'Cathedral' reexamine the relevance of Christianity in Post-Modern era.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Homage to Rubens(Daniel in the Lions' Den-1615)
Watercolor on Paper.
One of those assignment where a detail analysis of a masterpiece is done
to unlock the 'secrets' of its enduring impact on the viewers.
I completed it in 4 months. I attempt to reinterpret this great masterpiece to
reflect the 'quick-paced' lifestyle that I felt was fast approaching around the corner.
long later the advent of the desktop computers ( Commodore & Atari costing over rm10,000) was to change forever my lifestyle.

Gethsamene revisited I-
The Agony at Gethesamane
60in x 57.5in
Oil on Canvas

Halley over the Eastern Sky
8.5in x 8in
Chinese Ink on paper

Cain's Forgotten Fruits
Acrylic on Cloth
The artwork is done in black and white to emphasized the stark lifeless quality of Cain's attempt to please God in his own way which is symbolized by the man-made altar.
Ecce Homo II
Acrylic on Canvas
This painting follow the mannerism of the traditional Icon artists in particular the stark golden background emphasizing the holy ascent intended. The 'crown of thorns' enveloping the body expresses my felt experience during the period of recuperating from barricade treatment of my eyes due to retinal breaks. The rainbow sign of the Noahic Covenant which is constantly featured in my art is again present beneath the golden background, the pupil and among the thorns. a reminder of Christ's compassion and fellowship with his beloved.[Isaiah 53] ... It is not the pain that is bearable but the companionship that bears the pain.

King Nebuchadnezzar [Daniel 4:34]
Acrylic on Canvas
The folly of megalomaniac King Nebuchadnezzar whose claimed to divinity is shown here munching grass during his seven years of madness.

Self-portrait I
(Ode to Bod Dylan:
Ballad of a Thin Man)
Acrylic on Canvas
A painting reminiscing my 'days of angst' as a Truth-Seeker.

Gethsamene revisited II:
Eli Eli lama sabachthani
I saw Christ interceding for those involved in the 911 event.

Friday, April 3, 2009

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