“The background of this painting, black, represents many challenges. The symbolism of an eagle represents reminding yourself to be courageous and stretch your limits. When the spirit of the eagle comes into a man, the fear, doubt, diffidence, humiliation, disrepute, and weakness will never get in the man’s way.”
Title : Bravery, 2020
Artist : Wong Jia Yaw ( Edward )
Medium : Acrylic and Pen on Canvas
Size : 3 feet x 4 feet
Price : RM 3,000
A little bit about the Artist
🌟 Wong Jia Yaw (Edward) graduated with a 6-months intensive course in Fine Arts which is organised by the organization of Nukilan Jiwa Arts, and trainers from University of Malaya. Currently, He is studying Diploma in Information Technology.
He was keen in arts and painting when he was 6 years old and then he had been enjoying it for 6 years before he stopped due to the incident. In April 2014, Edward was encouraged to participate in Abilympics Competition for Selangor and Kuala Lumpur (Painting Category). 6 months later, He was chosen to be one of the artists with disabilities by the organization of Nukilan Jiwa Arts, and University of Malaya for studying a 6-months intensive course. He made two paintings for those art exhibition; one of which was purchased by of one of the co-founders of Maybank.
🍃 “Disability doesn’t stop me from pursuing arts, and drawing out something unbelievably creative." - Wong Jia Yaw ( Edward )
Edward is one of the 2 hearing impaired / deaf artists in the exhibition "Be Kind. Have Courage : Mental Health Awareness".
Thank you and we hope you enjoy your art experience here. 🤗