The Nyonya Garden Mural art at Gusto Cafe, Penang. My brief was to paint something that would teach these people how to respect nature.
Mr Koi represents all the koi fish that were brutally murdered by irresponsible parents who allowed their kids to throw liquid soap and ketchup in the pond at this cafe. The peonies represent the plants that were plucked from their pots while their parents watched and laughed.
“We want to enjoy our lives here without fear of being plucked by strangers ~ sincerely Mr Koi and Ms Daisy.”
I hope this artwork will inspire the parents to teach their children to respect and appreciate nature and the beauty around us.
December 1, 2016 at 14:13
could be an option too
November 29, 2016 at 01:22
Breathing space? Where the walls inhale and exhale? 😉
November 28, 2016 at 15:20
Haha. Maybe it’s dynamic space?
November 25, 2016 at 00:35
Interesting concept. (I love those insights) Client and space. Once said, it seems obvious, but it must take a lot of work to understand clients’ space needs. Compliments. (Linear space or circular space?) 😉
November 24, 2016 at 13:36
I think it’s from my training as an interior design. It’s all about understanding the client and the space! The civet is beyond my control ☺️
November 23, 2016 at 01:06
🙂 Interesting that you should use the word “brief”, as in Marketing or Market research or advertising. 🙂 You have a wide perspective on things. (And a civet in the attic) 😉
November 18, 2016 at 13:52
haha i didnt quite read his mind. I just understood the brief. 🙂
November 17, 2016 at 18:31
You’re right. You managed to read his mind and put it in painting.
November 15, 2016 at 13:50
Thank you! The owner was happy and that’s all that matters 🙂
November 15, 2016 at 00:46
And yes, some parents should be better examples to their children… in France some teachers have been hit, beaten up by parents for giving bad grades to their children… 😦
November 15, 2016 at 00:44
I like it very much. Especially the koi. It has a lot of grace and movement (As seen on your FB) Good work. 😉
November 9, 2016 at 19:20
October 23, 2016 at 12:52
Thank you and I hope the adults learn too ;p
October 23, 2016 at 12:51
Thank you Matthew. I try to make the place better 🙂
October 23, 2016 at 12:51
Thank you. When the owner told me about it I was so shocked to hear how ignorant some people are . Hope the art will help to add some positive vibes x
October 23, 2016 at 11:35
I love that.
October 22, 2016 at 22:32
October 22, 2016 at 21:41
Excellent! Great message and beautiful mural. It is so important to teach our children respect and the easiest way to do that is to always show respect. I hope your work and message helps 🙂
October 22, 2016 at 18:27
How wonderful. I can’t believe that people hurt Koi, or damage nature. Heartbreaking. On the other hand, you are doing something about it and I’m so happy for you and your lovely work.
October 22, 2016 at 16:10
thank you Gilles. There’s some logic to the craziness x
October 22, 2016 at 15:56
Great work, the not so Crazy Bag Lady !