Saturday, July 28, 2007

Pick-up line of the week

"I like the way you use those brushes. Do you want a job?"

Friday, July 20, 2007




Looks like I'll be heading to Macau for a week or three to paint some faux marble at the Venetian, so blogging will be sporadic for awhile.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

anthotype - Purple Iris Southbank


anthotype - Purple Iris Southbank, originally uploaded by akki14.

Just discovered another fascinating alternative photo process; the example above was made by Akki. Anthotypes are made with flowers! Photos can be made from poppies, cabbages, and more. You can't get more environmentally friendly than that. Read about it here.

This was disovered by Sir John Herschel, who also was instrumental in formulating the cyanotype, of course....

Thanks to Akki14 from Flickr.

Monday, July 16, 2007

office-bound

Oops! You can still see the pencil marks


office-bound, originally uploaded by e.briel.



modern foot-binding: part of a woman's "business" uniform requires crippling shoes.

you can see petite bandages peeking from the straps slung round HK womens'ankles.

Friday, July 13, 2007



Photo from last weekend's Second Sunday Open Studio, featuring SARA.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


pu yi associate, originally uploaded by e.briel.

portrait based on a photo of a man associated with "the last emperor", Pu Yi

he looks a bit like my HKMS colleague, Joel Ferraris?! (Joel smiles a lot more though)

Friday, July 06, 2007

Sunday's Open Studio: Sara Sene

Sara's the featured artist this sunday at my Open Studio this Sunday, July 8th, from 2-6pm.



If you're in Hong Kong, stop by the studio for the chance to chat with this talented artist and sample some fabulous Sri Lankan food.

Click here & scroll down for the map/directions to the studio.

He's supplied me with the following bio, but be sure to visit his website to get a glimpse of his talents.

SARAsene, a professional multimedia artist living and working for the past
36 years in 16 major international cities around the world, finally settled
down in Hong Kong for the past 22 years having a solo exhibiton of his recently
done multimedia work including controversial caricatures, illustrations and
sculpture work.

He will display some of his printed and published editorial political
cartoons which helped him to win Amnesty International Press Awards in 1996, 1997 & 1998 in Hong Kong.

He had over 16 solo exhibitions in all over the world including famous
galleries in the USA, Queens Theatre in the Park in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
Singapore, Rome, Hong Kong, Nepal, Teheran and Colombo.

His work has been commended by such public figures as Queen Elizabeth II, Former US President Bill Clinton, ex British Prime Minister Tony Blair and last Governor of Hong Kong Lord Chris Patten.

He is still in exile from his native country Sri Lanka and has stirred controversy with his published editorial political cartoons and caricatures.

Monday, July 02, 2007

From the mural workshops last week. All photos taken by Joel: