Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tapioca House: Nearly Forgotten Paintings in Houston

Years ago, while in high school, I've heard that Tapioca House (one of the many tapioca cafes in Houston Chinatown) would hang anyone's artwork on their walls, and I took advantage of it. So I put up a few random stuff, as you can see below. For the past few years (especially since I started college), I sorta forgot about them, and finally this winter break I decided to go check on them, perhaps take one of my paintings back.

These are a series of silly colorful fruitiness that I did for leisure years and years ago.

In a funny turn of events, I get a call last night from someone who is interested in buying the pineapple one. It was really good timing, since I'm actually in town and I was in the middle of thinking of what to do with these. So I sold it. The remaining 3 fruits are still hanging there.

And, feeling a bit nostalgic, I decided to take back my painting of japanese marble soda bottles. It was my very first try with oils, and it won an Honorable Mention in 2004 in a Houston area art competition.

As you can probably tell, it's slipping out of its frame, after hanging here neglected for the past 3-4 years.

I also noticed it's the first thing that comes up when you Google Image search "yvonne weng". Weird, haha.

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