I mean, her work.
So my classmate and friend Menghua Yin is also doing the coursework I’m doing, and her work is just. So. Amazing. I just checked out some of her art and stuff on her website and well, this tumblr just looks silly compared to it. Menghua’s coursework theme is Embracing Solitude (#deep) and some of her final works that I really like include:
The first one is probably my favourite, because I feel that I can relate to it! Studying in the middle of the night, where you’re all alone and there’s only one source of light - your table lamp. Although doing work isn’t very pleasant I think the silence and atmosphere of that moment is quite peaceful, and the composition of that piece is able to capture that atmosphere. Menghua’s painting is so good too, really like the colours there.
The second piece symbolises a lot of different things I think, mainly protection. Looking at it reminds me of nirvana I don’t know why?? It’s interesting because that pair of hands can be anyone’s, really — your mum, your dad, your friend’s, your own. It can kind of asks the audience, who are you protected by? Cherish them. Cherish that comfort, that safety you feel around them. Just like when that kid (Menghua I guess HAHA) is smiling when lying down/sleeping in that pair of hands. And the background being the universe and the galaxy seems to represent the fact that, someone who protects you is probably someone you really trust, such that you put your whole world in their hands. Like. I can’t explain it but. It symbolises trust to me. Yes.
These are just 2 of her eight drawings, which are all pretty awesome!
Some of her past drawings:
Love the colours for this piece called Sky. Love wolves.
Is this the sweetest gift one can get for her mom or what. It’s so pretty! And she had to carve it and everything I kind of spazzed over this for a while.
And Menghua and I share the love for dogs. And she has a red toy poodle as well! Look she painted a portrait of her dog! On a cushion!! The most I can do for Toffee is to draw her or get her a bone. Not paint a photo of her with a top hat and bow tie looking smug on a pillow.
Do go check out Menghua’s blog, she’s a really talented artist! :D