mind painting
by ngan siu-mui


solitudes – flowing calligraphic text

Chinese brushwork, acrylic on canvas

36x36 in
$5500 cad

The trees, in all their diverse forms and developments, are the beautiful creations of nature. They captivate my mind. I adapt calligraphy to these tree images. When you look at the painting, what you see is not merely trees. These trees are indeed Chinese characters.
In “Solitudes” trees exist in longevity


  • Right: the Chinese character “pine” in Seal script.
    In Chinese culture, “pine” is the symbol of perseverance and courage.
  • Left: the character “longerity” in Cursive script.
  • Background: a forest with shrubs. These shrubs stand for the character “wood” in Cursive script.