Paper Art

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.

Ball Dahlia
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.

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