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Mee Ming Wong
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Artist - Painter. 山 行.
Artist - Painter. 山 行.

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Robert Reich, professor, author and former labor secretary explains Universal Basic Income.

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Macron and Trudeau: Dreamy and Steamy

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Moving Echoes
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The Solution to a Jobless Society: Universal Basic Income

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Young at Art

Young children love to draw, they draw whatever comes to mind and they draw without censor. Children don’t care what their art looks like, they just love making it. Their art is a fascinating window into their minds. We hear children’s stories through their art.

For young children, drawing and art is natural, joyful and spontaneous. We get to see what they see, what they know and what they feel.

Child studies from the early 1900s revealed that children progress through certain stages of development, characterized by their artwork. These stages progress from scribbling to realistic representation are linked to chronological age from 18 months to 10 years old.

Art begins with scribbling, at about one-and-a-half years of age, out of pure enjoyment of moving their arms, children make random marks. But soon after, children recognize the relationship between their movement and the marks, they add control and circular shapes begin to appear.

These little scribblers by around three to four years of age begin to combine the circles with dots and lines and “people” take shape. Children at this age combine abstract shapes in ways to symbolize objects in their world.

By the age of five or six, children become aware of the concept of space and begin to add a baseline to their drawings. Objects in their drawings no longer float on the paper, children begin to arrange the objects from front to back, representing their new understanding of the world and spatial relationships.

More complex detail and realistic drawings appear by the age of nine or ten, when many children gain a greater visual awareness of the world around them. They become increasing conscious of making their pictures look “right.”

It is at this age, given the increased emphasis on “realism” that children become disappointed and begin to show resistance to drawing because their pictures don’t look “right.”

Ever wonder why most adults draw like children? It’s because they stopped drawing while they were children. It’s where they left off and did not progress pass the art skills of a nine or ten year old.

As with all other things, drawing takes study and practice. If you want to draw better, you need to draw more.

Drawing is joyful. Watching children scribble and draw, adults can learn from them. Children don’t care what their art looks like, they just love making it!

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso

Drawing by John, age 5, Surfing

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Young at Art
Young children love to draw, they draw whatever comes to mind and they draw without censor. Children don’t care what their art looks like, they just love making it. Their art is a fascinating window into their minds. We hear children’s stories through thei...

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Running On Empty
Surgeons perform a lung operation without blood circulation.

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Heart-to-Heart
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Breezy Love
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Layering Delicate and Deliberate

Saul Leiter (1923 - 2013) is well known as an early pioneer of colour photography but he was also a painter. One of the first street photographers that captured the flow and rhythm of city life, his images are suffused with painterly qualities.

Sometimes, abstraction says all that needs to be said. Saul Leiter’s abstract paintings have an unmistakable beauty. The gentle sea-blues are punctuated by burst of colours of assertive dancing strokes in bright yellows, turquoises, violets and pinks, the delight in colour, pulls you in.

There is an energy and exuberance that emerges from his paintings. They may seem to be a landscape or a cityscape that exist in the composition but perhaps not, perhaps it may be just, the joys of seeing.



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