I was born on Christmas day on a tiny tropical island in South East Asia called Singapore. My mother was and still is a piano teacher, and my father worked in different things but was really a closet inventor. I can’t say exactly when my journey as an artist started, it might have been when I was 10 and was caught doodling profusely on my textbook during class. Anyhow, I managed to get a degree in engineering but then decided to throw caution to the wind and do something different. So in I became a self-taught graphic designer with a habit of collecting things that caught my eye… paper, fabric, things that people threw out. I had dreams of becoming an artist, making beautiful creations out of my collection of ‘junk’.
In 2011, I decided to take a year off from work so I could have the time to learn and discover traditional art. I wanted to give God a blank canvas, to lead me in a new direction. And so He led me to YWAM Herrnhut to discover handmade art, where my passion for photography, design, art and craft could all come together and make a difference in a world that’s suffering from injustice.
I live in a small village in the eastern part of Germany, surrounded by nature and cool people who want to bring positive cultural transformation through the arts. I’m a part-time barista at Wildnis Café and part-time designer/handmade artist with a collective called Pick A Pocket. These days you’ll find me doing all sorts of random things, from perfecting my latte art, to handmade stationery which I sell at Lichtung Store, to designing logos and newsletters. I get my inspiration from everyday objects, textures, colors and patterns as well as traditional folk art. I love to mix things up, combine different mediums, and rehash the old.
photo blog: http://prettydarnfine.tumblr.com/