Tiger Artists Born in Years of the Tiger

By Ooi Kok Chuen

March 2022 PENANG PALETTE
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Tyger, Tyger, burning bright,In the forests of the night;What immortal hand or eye,Could frame thy fearful symmetry?-William BlakeTHE TIGER, the third in ascension in the Chinese lunar zodiac after the Rat and the Ox, commands beauty, awe, power and courage and is a fount of justice and fortitude. In Chinese mythology, the tiger is the king of the beasts – and whether those born in the Year of the Tiger who became artists accrue such edifying qualities is moot.That is...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.


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