Description Chinese Ink Painting by OY Tai. http://oystudio.com.This painting is inspired by Zhuangzi's taoist parable regarding the happiness of the fish .Chuang Tzu and Hui Tzu were strolling along the dam of the Hao River when Chuang Tzu said, 'See how the minnows come out and dart around where they please! That's what fish really enjoy!'Hui Tzu said, 'You're not a fish - how do you know what fish enjoy?'Chuang Tzu said, 'You're not I, so how do you know I don't know what fish enjoy?'Hui Tzu said, 'I'm not you, so I certainly don't know what you know. On the other hand, you're certainly not a fish so that still proves you don't know what fish enjoy!'Chuang Tzu said, 'Let's go back to your original question, please. You asked me how I know what fish enjoy so you already knew I knew it when you asked the question. I know it by standing here beside the Hao.'
Oi Yee Tai, Canada Member Since December 2010 Artist Statement The two sides of me...
My sumi paintings are essentially monochromatic. I find boundless freedom in expressing myself through different shades of black, white and grey. I love to use minimal strokes capturing the essence while leaving enough white space for the viewer's imagination. (http://www.oystudio.com)
With acrylic, watercolor and oil, I feel like a 4 year old child rolling on the floor coating myself with all the different colors I love. Unlike my Chinese ink paintings, I fill the canvas with so much color that it might be suffocating for you but I am having so much fun I just want to share it with you too. (http://www.oystudio.com/playful)