Sleeping On Brushwood (red) Painting by Kai Yang Lau

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Sleeping On Brushwood (red)

Kai Yang Lau

Australia

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Size: 39 W x 55 H x 1 D in

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2018 Which day is this? That I behold the sea beyond last night’s precipice. Which dawn is this? That I breathe deep without restraint. I ruminate over that Chinese idiom ‘sleeping on brushwood tasting gall’, coined after King Goujian who shunned luxury and persevered through hardship until he emerged triumphant. ​ My mattress of thorny brushwood I now bury in memory of those long winter nights. My cold broth of gall I now release to the wind. No further need have I now for nightly reminders of those bitter years marred upon my back. If the sun were to everywhere shine, would not the same stigma of yesteryear blaze on many a naked chest as mine? Nay, steady my hand and stand my back straight! Let the sun kiss my branded cheek!

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39 W x 55 H x 1 D in

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Surname: Lau; given names: Kai Yang. Born in Sarawak, Malaysia. Chinese ancestry. Presently living in Adelaide. Medium of choice: oil paint.

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Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Sydney, Sydney

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