A series that intertwines mundane city snapshots with intimate moments in nature. All visuals were taken from personal photographs by the artist. It is meant to emphasize small moments in the artist’s Torontonian life which are normally overlooked.
Come Away With Me. Acrylic on Canvas. 2018
Submerged Air. Acrylic on Canvas. 2018
Entangled Ground. Acrylic on Canvas. 2018
This was Shirley’s undergrad thesis work. It is a very personal series on the corrupted memories one sees when looking at old family photos through the lense of post-divorce. This was a therapeutic process as the artist and the viewer is confronted with vacation sceneries that no longer contained its feature subject matter.
Banff. Oil on Wood Panel. 6" x 8". 2018.
Unknown 1. Oil on Wood Panel. 6" x 8". 2018.
Unknown 2. Oil on Wood Panel. 6" x 8". 2018.
Hangzhou Temple. Oil on Wood Panel. 2018. 6" x 8". 2018.
Unknown 3. Oil on Wood Panel. 6" x 8". 2018.
Unknown 4. Oil on Wood Panel. 6" x 8". 2018.
Grand Canyon. Oil on Wood Panel. 6" x 8". 2018.
Banff 2. Oil on Wood Panel. 6" x 8". 2018.
A continuing series that intertwines sceneries from both countries that the artist considers home: China and Canada. Throughout the years, Shirley has struggled with her Chinese-Canadian immigrant identity. She eventually came to embrace both cultures as one identity. It is through this series that she expresses her gratitude and love of both homes.
Shanghai-Toronto. Acrylic on Canvas. 24” x 24”. 2016.
Hangzhou-Hangzhou. Acrylic on Canvas. 24” x 24”. 2016.
What started as a response art to my art collective’s art pieces soon developed into its own series. I wanted to combine each subject’s facial features into the design and composition of the head ornaments. While the florals represented the wearer’s personality, the markings highlight thee physical features that defines us as we age into adulthood. These pieces debuted at the CarpOs Collective’s Launch Show in October 2018, Toronto, Canada. More info can be found on our collective website here.