In endless search for inspiration

By Ooi Kok Chuen

February 2014 PENANG PALETTE
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Cheng at work.
Penang-born Cheng Haw Chien is a recognized master of the Chinese brush, with works hanging permanently in major galleries and museums. Despite being an eager traveler, his art pieces express rootedness.Iguazu Falls, from the Brazilian side (94cm x 215cm,1982).Up to your crown, O Willow, dressed in the greens of jade Myriads of twigs so verdant, droop like your silken braids Who knows by whose design, your leaves are cut so fine? It’s the vernal winds past February, like the scissors’...

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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.