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Durian flower with blue and white ginger jar

Blue and white ginger jar with crane and bat symbols

Blue and White : Red Durian flower with crane and bat
Acrylic on acid free paper
Size A4
RM 600 (USD 150)
(unframed)

Bat (fu 蝠)
The bat is a symbol of happiness and joy. The Chinese for bat (fu 蝠) sounds identical to the word for good fortune(fu 福) making bats a popular Chinese rebuses.
Crane (he 鹤)
The crane is a symbol of longevity because it lives a long life and its white feathers stand for old age.
It also represents high status as the crane is regarded as ‘a bird of the first rank’ in the imperial
hierarchy. Flying cranes symbolises a wish or hope to become an official in a higher position.

Source: British museum

Traditional Blue and white Chinese porcelaine jars were used to carry spices like ginger. In this painting, I have matched the fragrant Durian flower with this ginger jar because of the crane and bat motifs on the design. Bats are the main pollinators of the durian flower and the King of fruits is native to Malaysia.

Serpent and peonies

Serpent ouroboros

Time shall be and for evermore

“Ouroboros”, a depiction of a serpent eating its own tail, and in doing so creating a cycle. It is a symbol of eternity, of the cyclical nature of life, and of something that lasts forever because at its end lies its own beginning.”

Gouache on acid free paper
Size A4

SOLD

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The Chinese rooster

Chinese rooster art

Rise above. The rooster in Chinese culture is considered an embodiment of five virtues: civil culture, martial qualities, courage, benevolence and trustworthiness. The rooster and the sun symbolises high achievement and is a lucky charm to ward off evil spirits.

Mixed media on watercolour paper
Size A4
SOLD

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Treasures of a Straits Chinese : The secret to longevity

The secret to longevity. Chrysanthemum. G hotel Gurney art gallery.

#25 The secret to longevity. The chrysanthemum is the Chinese symbol of Autumn and longevity

I will be having my first solo art exhibition, Treasures of a Straits Chinese G hotel art gallery in Penang from the 1 February – 30 April 2018

Come support me and own your first piece of BulanLifestyle art

T4 Start booking your flights and your hotel. It’s also Thaipusam the day before, the most sensational festival in the world happening in Penang

Treasures of a Straits Chinese: Set your spirit free 

Set your spirit free. Golden scarab

#2 Set your spirit free. The Golden scarab is the symbol of the spirit. The closed wing scarab represents the beginning of the journey to eternal life and rebirth. 

Acrylic and oil on canvas. Size 500 x 400 mm

I will be having my first solo exhibition, Treasures of a Straits Chinese @ghotelpenang in Penang from the 1 February –  30 April 2018


T27 Start booking your flights and your hotel. It’s also Thaipusam the day before, the most sensational festival in the world happening in Penang 

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