Pa Pa’s Orchids
My father had amazing green fingers. Orchids that he grew were as beautiful as those exhibited in the world famous National Orchid Garden in Singapore. In memory of him I made an ink sketch of one of his orchids; until recently I reinterpreted the sketch in black and white lino print while I was joining the relief printing workshop at Black Church Print Studio in Dublin.
In the Mood for Love
In the Mood for Love (花樣年華), a highly recommended romance movie set in Hong Kong in the early 1960s. This colour intaglio is a drypoint of one of the scenes from the movie, in which the image is drawn on a Perspex sheet using drypoint etching needle. The yellow qípáo (traditional Chinese dress) was added by Chine-collé process. This print was made during the colour intaglio workshop at the National Print Museum in Dublin taught by Debora Ando.
Skyscrapers, Hong Kong
I took a random snapshot out the window from a building in Hong Kong, in which the window reflections produced a stunning layering effect of the iconic skyscrapers. I used this image for my photo etching workshop at Black Church Print Studio in Dublin.
I like dahlias. Their unique three-dimensional structure always amazes me. I made an attempt to reinterpret the beauty of dahlias through lino printing, starting with ball dahlia. I printed with a number of pink and purple tones on Fabriano Rosaspina, Fabriano Mixed Media and Paint’ON Multi-Techniques papers; the outcome was satisfactory.
This small-scale lino print is made to express my pure love to sakura/cherry blossoms, although there is nothing that can fully capture the beauty of nature. I used Paint’ON Multi-Techniques paper for printing.