A better self

A better self

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Title: A better self

Enlightenment is often symbolized by a fully blossomed lotus - the ends of attained truth and wisdom - and the process of enlightenment by the slow unfolding of a lotus flower - the means of gradually revealing truth and wisdom. This painting features both and the realization that the path to enlightenment is progressive and complicated. Our selves must be discovered. Our patience and dedication must be cultivated. We must reflect deeply, consistently and thoroughly. We need to let rid of our ego, attachments, and desires. Perhaps enlightenment is not the path for all. But this painting introduces, presents and reminds us of these ideals, and it could be the first stepping stone - towards a better self.

Price: $350 (price quoted excludes GST and Delivery charges)
Medium: Water colour
Size: 30h x 21w cm
Frame: Not Included 

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Neng Ping was an active sportsman until a diving mishap in 1986 caused him a fracture in the cervical cord. Since then, he has been a wheelchair user. A scholarship holder schooled in both painting and programming, Neng Ping draw inspiration from his memories of kampong 1970s childhood in Singapore and his impressions of visited scenes which especially pertains to places and gardens. The simple beauty of flora around him, which his oeuvre features in abundance, captivates him particularly.

The multiple ailments that struck Neng Ping does not undermine his contributions to Singapore, in which he represented in oil and watercolour paintings, in the international arena of Abilymics. Yet despite his achievements, his struggles with earning CPF to save enough for old age remain omnipresent. His current motivation to work in Bizlink is an offshoot of this desire to elevate his economic standing; be it for sufficiency, independence and freedom. Or as often quoted from Neng Ping, “Freedom of expression”:  the cry, catalyst and cornerstone rooted to his art.