This week brings about the Lunar New Year! With tradition and auspiciousness riddling about town, we decided to put together some works that might help create and maintain positive energy throughout your home.
Chinese traditions have been around for thousands of years. Throughout those years, Feng Shui has continued to evolve with careful experimentation and observation to balance physical environments, promote harmony, instill a sense of well-being, and to improve every aspect of one's life — from health and wealth to relationships and career. That being said, works in your home should be inspiring, uplifting, and relaxing.
These following works visually highlight how soft and neutral colors promote harmony, how symmetry can strengthen balance, and how nature can enhance serenity:
A Japanese calligrapher, Nakatani Suisen's works are energetic and robust. The motifs of her artworks are Kokotsu-bun; the ancient Chinese
hieroglyphic characters left on bones or tortoise carapaces and Kin-bun, those left on bronze vessels. They bring out energies from ancient characters that imply the meaning of life, nature, and emotions.
Dokvary<-a> is a creative studio focusing on interior design and accessories. In the Serenity Lotus Collection, they seek to combine the aesthetic of the lotus flower with bronze. With the craftsmanship of Thai artisans, the stylized curve of a petal is drawn by fine and pure lines in an effort to interpret not only the lotus flower but also the cycle of the sun above the calm waters, awakening at dawn and eclipsing when night falls.
A photographer turned artist, Ng Chai Soong is exceptionally gifted in Oil, Acrylic & three-dimensional goldfish painting. Additionally suitable for outdoor use, Ng's works bring a sense of calmness and positive energy into any space. His works are painted layer by layer, with resin poured on top after each step, with each layer taking 12 hours to dry at a time. The image of fish is also one of the most popular and potent feng shui cures to attract the energy of wealth.
Shaped like ripples in the water, Floating Vase by Taku Omura lets you stand a flower upright in it. Combining nature with the element of water, this design highlights two of five of the feng shui elements, bringing flow and calmness to wherever one places it.
Fusing two iconic Ming vases together, Lim + Lu's Split Vase series is an exploration into the history of how ceramic vases are made. In this unorthodox fusion of forms, we note a distinct take on symmetry. As each vase is hand made and hand glazed, it takes its own identity in the firing process, ensuring that no two vases are the same. Earthly neutral colours make up their collection, exuding powerful expressions of organic light.
Symmetry, earthly elements, and skilled craftsmanship find themselves together in Waterdrop by Lee Ka-Jin. With the use of a special glaze, her droplet-shaped porcelains add a rich texture and goes through a meticulous ceramic firing process. Water, specifically in the colour blue, is vital if decorating according to the guidelines of instilling positive Feng Shui energy.
Golds and yellows are the darlings of a good feng shui home. Both colors are the expression of the vital energy of the sun that brings light and life to all beings. This piece by Jahyun Koo encompasses a symmetrical round shape. The round shape in feng shui decor is an expression of the Metal feng shui element. Circular decor items bring into homes the energy of clarity, preciseness, freshness, and equality that is the essence the Metal feng shui element. Furthermore, Tableux is constructed with gold leaf.
Pastel hues meet organic landscapes in Trifocal Sight 7 by Im Suniy. Im has been creating her artworks through meticulous observations on the changes in the environment, revealing landscapes through new perspectives. They allow us to envisage a world of nothingness that contrasts cosmopolitan atmospheres, bringing a sense of serenity with that of a mysterious wanderlust.
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