"The 3rd of my ‘My Becoming’ series, being an introvert and a socially awkward person, my desire to be accepted by others, my low self-esteem and communicating has always been a struggle.
The hummingbird here symbolizes luck, happiness and bringing positive energy to our lives in which its colorful appearance reminded me to be unique and not to be afraid to stand out in the crowd (albeit its size)
I’m also always drawn towards the symbolism of wings. To me, it represents ‘hope’ and protection, comfort, self-love and free to be me."
Title : My Becoming 3 (2021)
Artist : Doreen Ng
Medium : Acrylic on Canvas
Size : 60 cm x 60 cm
A little bit about the artist
Doreen Ng is a graduate of Diploma in Graphic Design and had worked in Advertising as a designer and account servicing for 20 years. Ever since a kid, she has always enjoyed art but back then, being an ‘artist’ was seen a poor career choice, hence Doreen never thought of it any further.
Pursuing back her passion in art at a later stage of her life in 2018 was the craziest thing she had ever done. Doreen thought to herself, if she doesn’t do it for herself, she will never know what are the possibilities that she can achieve.
"My hope is to evoke a sense of joy, magical imagination and quiet wonderment through my art." - Doreen Ng