"In addition to what I saw and felt in my father’s orchid garden as a child, Eastern and Western cultures, arts and anthropology also gave me a different worldview."
Originally from Malaysia, Phyllis Chua, artist and pattern designer, lives in Taiwan. She graduated from the Department of Anthropology at National Taiwan University.
"I was not determined to become an anthropologist, but instead was fond of colour and design of patterns. Through travel, I visited different countries and explored the diverse and fascinating cultures of foreign people. All these fulfilled my mind and I was therefore looking forward to the worldwide beautiful colors and hoping to share them with more people. I love to collect the treasures of nature, and is full of curiosity and great enthusiasm for the nature.
My inspiration comes from my father's orchid garden as a child, Eastern and Western cultures, travel, arts and anthropology also gave me a different worldview. I am good at using watercolor and a technical pen to create on watercolor paper. The hand-painted style can better present strength, trace and temperature. Sometimes plant rubbings are used to show the richness and layering of the work. In addition to the above, I also like collage for telling inner stories. My creativity is full of passion, and creates unlimited possibilities!!"
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist