Beads of Night, Meley Law (Hong Kong) – Exquisite Art
“Beads of Night” is from the artist’s memories to monologues: reflecting on her life journey living in different countries, recalling her childhood memories living by the seaside in her homeland, recollecting the precious romantic moments by the sea with her lover in her youth, then the present is the reality.
Inspiration was from sleepless midnight when the artist was thinking about her past, looking through the window, viewing the different blocks of residential, and observing the silence. She overheard some inharmonious noises from the street; it was from a young woman with a burden.
The artist then enlightened that a person’s sad story could help show empathy for others.
The painting expressed her feelings of love, loss and some things in between.
“Beads” as a woman’s tears could represent the sparkles of love and the flame of anger. They were expressed in layers of vibrating brush strokes. The dark, overlapping, and textured background represent the different experienced phases of uncertainty.
The artist painted a hidden seascape in black, as if it was her aspiration, in the phase of the sandwich generation, viewing the shore, wishing the waves would swallow her sorrow, waiting for dawn to come and to start another new day.