ARTIST STATEMENT AND INSPIRATION -
Growing up in Malaysia, my world has always been brimming with vivid colours. Colour is something that I am extremely fond of and is an essential part of my life and who I am as a person.
The particular shade of Pink I’ve used in ‘Tropical Awakening’ reminds me of my favourite childhood drink, “Sirap Bandung” - a delicious heady mix of rose Syrup, ice and milk... a refreshing respite on a hot sunny afternoon.
This very inspiration carried through into the subject and creation, as I wanted the painting to exude a sense of the cool refreshing respite of shade created by the beautiful majestic palm leaves on a hot and humid afternoon.
I have also hidden messages and words of loving empowerment in the painting because I believe in the power of the subconscious mind. It is where beliefs, memories and untapped power are stored.
“YOU DON’T BECOME WHAT YOU WANT, YOU BECOME WHAT YOU BELIEVE.”
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