Rosette Series by Beth Cham & PEK

Rosette Series

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I became very interested in Rosettes, Rose Windows. And so when the flowers were blossoming in my work, I started to connect them with the Rose Windows of the churches and cathedrals in Switzerland. There was a deep questioning of the war between the Catholics and the Protestants, and it was really for me, a way of coming to peace within myself, about the contradictions of faith and faith traditions. At the same time, I was in need of a spirituality that I was able to be at home with, fully, and art had helped me through this deep inner dialogue.

“Beth and Mummy Rosette Series 1 – #1-#12”
Watercolour pencil on paper
Switzerland 2013
by Beth Cham & Peng-Ean Khoo

“Rosette Series 1 – #1-#9”
Watercolour pencil on paper
Switzerland 2013
by Peng-Ean Khoo

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My daughter and I have been making collaborative art since she was 12 months old. So, I love this series especially the most because we were drawing together: I draw, she draws, we beam. We decided to name the flowers by the individuals in my life; those who have turned up unexpectedly to accompany my inner growth to integration. She was supporting my blossoming journey, and so enthusiastically helped me choose which flower fitted which friend.

“Lupine Series #1-#20 (Rosette Series 2)”
Watercolour pencil on paper
2013
by Peng-Ean Khoo

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“Rosette Series 3”
Lupine Series #1-#40
Watercolour pencil on paper
2013
by Peng-Ean Khoo

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I remember working at this series after the family has gone to bed. Making the flowers helped me cohere, find peace and beauty again, in the midst of all my internal pain from my own choice of doing my inner work to heal within. These drawings are very dear to me. They are tiny, but they are so powerful. So light, but so compact. So delicate, yet so strong. They seem to be the same, yet each mark, each petal, each flower is unique. I feel a deep sense of blessedness and gratitude for being able to be part of these flowers coming about.

“Rosette Series 4”
Large Series #1-#5
Watercolour pencil on paper
2013
by Peng-Ean Khoo

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Then I got bolder and made a Rosette Series on a larger piece of paper. I wasn’t sure of the outcome until three years later, when I saw it in a frame. Now, I am convinced we do need to frame up our artwork. (grin)

“Rainbow Roses”
Art Clay Jewellery
2016
by Peng-Ean Khoo

I made a whole season of roses. And windows. And also jewellery. This is my most recent collection of clay jewellery roses. I really love that my roses are finally so colourful. You can wear these roses in many ways. All it takes is a little courageous flair!

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Rainbow Roses – #1-#7” is available for private and public collection.  All proceeds from the sale of the said artwork, net of Paypal and other necessary service, administrative and delivery charges, will be donated by the artist to Autism Support Association for Parents (ASAP) in Ipoh. Delivery within Singapore only. This is in support of fully inclusive education & living.

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