Golden Hour 💛 ⭐💛
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
Size: 76 x 61 cm
It is a privilege to be showing at the Penang State Art Gallery for LangUR: Building Bridge Between Our Worlds art exhibition curated by Ivan Gabriel for the Penang State museum to raise awareness of our Endangered Dusky Leaf monkeys and to raise funds for the Langur project Penang.
I’ve been intrigued by these monkeys ever since the first time I spotted them hiking up Penang Hill. It used to be rare to spot them as they are very shy and they live in the deep forest, but in recent years, they have become easier to spot as they have been flushed out of the forest into the urban landscape.
They give birth to golden babies which stay golden for about 6 months. It is believed that they are golden orange because predators can’t see this colour and works well as a form of camouflage.
It works so well that I have never spotted a golden baby. All my friends know how much I want to see one in the wild and I do hope I get to see one soon.
In this artwork, The mother and baby langur sits on a tree branch in a meditative pose at sunset, surrounded by the lush tropical rainforest, with the racket tailed drongo watching over them, and a butterfly in the distance.
My artwork is inspired by my encounters with the langur troops, the desire to see a golden baby and my dreams and hopes for a better world.
Golden Hour 💛 ⭐💛
December 8, 2021 at 01:37
As oyu may know, I don’t like monkeys too much. Bad experience as a child in Africa. But they need to be preserved…
December 6, 2021 at 13:12
Pleasure, Tiffany. Happy Monday.
December 6, 2021 at 08:37
Thank you Crystal. I appreciate that you took the time to look at the painting. I do love the dusky leaf monkeys very much. Seeing them in the wild makes my day ❤️
December 6, 2021 at 08:33
Thank you so much. I really love how the wonderful experience I’ve had with the langurs could be expressed in my painting and for a good cause too 🙏
December 6, 2021 at 08:32
Thanx Goff. 🌹
November 30, 2021 at 15:03
This one is stunning. The red sun, the golden baby, the racket tailed drongo. I love your framing, I love the way the monkeys are face on and surrounded by bamboo. It’s all so perfect.
November 9, 2021 at 18:30
This is wonderful my Peng Yu. Onall dimensions. The cause. The exposure. And the Art. Composition. Colours. The bird on the upper left… Perfect. One of your best pieces. 👏🏻
Penang hill? You remember we talked about it and couldn’t go up there because the cable car was out of order. I hope one day I can climb that hill. And see the langurs. 🙏🏻🌹
November 9, 2021 at 18:22
Stunning painting. Thanks for sharing..