A remarkable anthology of international poetry just passed its first milestone toward publication. The cover of Veils, Halos & Shackles, shown below, features a painting by Lucy Liew called “The Core”. More about the artist below!
About the artist:
Lucy Liew is a Malaysian-American artist whose paintings draw upon her personal experiences and identity as a woman of Chinese-Melanau descent, who grew up in Malaysia. Liew’s father, a photojournalist and ethnographer, encouraged her to draw as a child and inspired her penchant for lighting and compositional skills. She also traveled with him, visiting various ethnic groups on the island of Borneo and witnessing their customs and rituals. Those vivid encounters with robust and harmonious cultures helped her develop an artistic language of her own that used indigenous symbolism and botanical motifs as metaphors to express emotions, relationships, and experiences, and made it evident to her that all things in nature are interconnected.
Liew’s work is now part of the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Malaysia and has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley Open Studios. In addition to receiving several awards and recognitions, Liew has also received a branch-library project grant from the City of San Jose, California, where she currently resides and is part of the vibrant Alameda Art Works community. She is also a member of the Chinese Art Association of San Francisco.
To see more of her work, please visit www.LucyLiewArt.com.