Essence of Harmony, Interrupted
MaiYap’s paintings depict nature in motion. By means of abstractions, they try to explain and understand the intense emotions provoked by man’s disdain towards our environment. Color and movement mimic our planet’s cycles in all its wonderful glory. When the work is finished, she “destroys” the image by making deep cuts to dramatize how our earth feels. The numerous layers of paint revealed solely through these cuts highlight the need to unravel the truth by digging deeper and taking action. The powerful, sometimes whimsical strokes are also tools to generate questions, which, in turn, help to disseminate her environmental message.