My Photo Essay on Japan Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage Site's JIshu Shrine《京都地主神社求良缘地》in Special Travel Edition Publication Dated 30 August 2019
I’ve started a new painting. I was always trying to figure out something new to try, artistically. And so this circles series. Each circle painting measures 12" x 12".
WHY CIRCLES? The circle is a universal symbol everyone can relate to. Simple yet profound, it symbolizes wholeness, enlightenment, and the universe in all cultures. For us, the circle means connect, create, and celebrate.
When I work in this style, I create the circles spontaneously and decide on their placement in an entirely intuitive manner. I don't pre-plan anything. I then painted in various circles, one color at a time. For instance, first I painted in all the yellow shapes. Then all the orange shapes, then blue, green, etc.
I strive to create a balanced variety of circles and colors. The idea is that the different shapes and placement of colors will cause the viewer's eyes to bounce around the canvas. In this way I seek to create a sense of movement and energy in these funky artworks.
There is beauty in repetition.
For anyone who enjoys the sight of old-fashioned Japanese houses and the rich culture that flourished in the early 1900s, the Nezu residential district of central Tokyo is a wonderful place for a stroll. The joint Takehisa Yumeji and Yayoi Museums are located in two adjacent buildings in a side street near the Tokyo University. Takumi Kano, a Japanese lawyer, established the Yayoi museum in honor of the painter Takahata Kasho. Six years later, the Takehisa Yumeji Museum followed.
My Photo Essay on Taiwan Old Streets《台湾老街漫步游》in Special NATAS Travel Edition Publication Dated 2 August 2019
A very happy start to July ! My photo essay under pen name 蓝天游 on Taipei, Taiwan《台湾老街漫步游》is published in Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报 zbNOW/早报现在 special NATAS Travel edition today! So happy to see it being featured nationwide in print! Special thanks to Lianhe Zaobao, you have made my day! Thank U so much 感谢 感恩 :)