Artist: Cheong Kiet Cheng
Title: Through the Eye of the Flower
Medium: Ink on canvas
Size (cm): 150 x 150
Through the Eye of the Flower is an intricate collage of ink on canvas.
Here, the artist uses a myriad of symbols inspired by nature to convey a sense of optimism in her work. Images of her two young daughters take centre stage to convey feelings of hope and the promise of a better future. On the periphery sits a crocodile, symbolising negativity, while the images of the sun and the curved whale represent the golden crescent moon and the star of the Malaysian flag.
Through these symbolic representations, the artist wants to convey the message that hope is central and all negativities should be peripheral in today’s society.