Saturday, April 17, 2010

Muralist's Trick

Sleeping inside a camera: a Camera Obscura projects the outside world onto interior walls

Large-scale paintings were sometimes created using a Camera Obscura, which was an optical aid to help artists trick their mind into seeing the world more objectively as a camera does - even before film cameras were invented.

The photo above is from my room in Mae Salong, Thailand. The patches of light and color on my walls moved lazily along with traffic noises outside, and soon I realized these were no ordinary shadows that flickered onto my wooden walls: they were a genuine camera obscura thanks to a crack in my wooden shutters.

It turns out I was sleeping inside a giant pinhole camera, and these shadows were the scene from the morning market outside, inverted and reflected into my guesthouse room. Light flashed from chrome motorbikes and onto the wall above me. A red lantern swayed outside my window, its tassels grazing the wooden balcony below. On sunny mornings it’s like watching a television on my bedroom walls – but with the same background every day.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

HKMS Meeting June 2006

Participated HKMS directors from left to right are Joel Ferraris, Rebecca Tam, Irene Leung, Martie Geiger-Ho, Elizabeth Briel, & Kong Ho. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kong's new Philadelphia mural design

Also, I think it is good to share with you all of my recent Philadelphia mural design painted color layout. If the organization can raise enough money, then I may work on this mural this August. So I have upload the design and prospective look once the mural is painted on the wall.

Joel's recent Detour Mural

I have seen Joel's recent Detour Mural on his Facebook. I know it was a joint art activity with the HARAYA last year, but other members may not have the chance to see this community mural. So I post the on-site mural picture here to share with you all.

Martie's new still-life painting

Martie has just finished her still-life demonstration painting for her painting classes. So she wants to share with all of you. I think it is good ideas for our core members to use our blog to post some recent work in order to encourage each other to work on our art, no matter is personal or public.

Saturday, February 27, 2010