Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Housewarming Gifts

Made these for my sisters for their new homes. Was also a good way to pass time on a 14 hour plane ride!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Taishan Dialou in the New York Times

New York Times article discusses the unique buildings of Taishan area in Guangdong Province.

Read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/04/world/asia/04taishan.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=taishan&st=cse

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Shangri-La sketches #1

Some sketches I did around old town while in Shangri-La, China

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Random Art Workshop Marketplace

A postcard I made for Random Art Workshop in HK. www.randomartworkshop.com

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pics of the Day 10

On October 1st, Hong Kong commemorated China National Day, this year celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. A beautiful fireworks lit up the night sky over Victoria Harbor. I watched from the Wanchai waterfront near the Convention Centre. Some new types of fireworks were added this year, including ones in the shape of the Chinese characters 中国六十(China 60) and also a set in which red lanterns exploded out of the fireworks, suspended in mid-air for a few moments before slowly drifting down and then disintegrating from hot sparks flying everywhere.

October 1st was also the also the last day of my Fulbright grant. Watching the fireworks for the second time while in Hong Kong, I feel like my journey has come full circle. Last year the fireworks marked the beginning of my time here, when I had only been living in Hong Kong for a month. There were still so many things I didn't know about the city, so many places left to explore. This time watching the fireworks reminded me of everything I learned and experienced here, how familiar Hong Kong has become, and all the memories I have made here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Village in Hoiping

Based on the pics I took and and my visit to my family's old house in a small village near Kaiping. The Toisan (Taishan) area in Guangdong is unique for its architectural style, called diaolous, or castle buildings. My family's village was part of that heritage. When many Chinese who left for the Americas returned, they built their homes with European elements infused into the style. The homes also proved useful during World War II, as their castle, fort-like structure proved to be a good defense against the Japanese invastion.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Gong Gong Comes to New York

Imagining a more mythic journey of my Grandfather when he left his home in China for better opportunities in the United States, and specifically New York City.