Megan Lui "Welcome Home" abstract painting American Artist
Megan Lui "Welcome Home" abstract painting American Artist
Megan Lui "Welcome Home" abstract painting American Artist
Megan Lui "Welcome Home" abstract painting American Artist
Megan Lui "Welcome Home" abstract painting American Artist
Megan Lui "Welcome Home" abstract painting American Artist
Megan Lui "Welcome Home" abstract painting American Artist
Megan Lui "Welcome Home" abstract painting American Artist

Welcome Home, 20" x 20"

$750.00 Sale Save

Mixed Media on Canvas.

"Before the pandemic, my art practice and my role as a registered nurse were completely separate. During the pandemic, I worked in critical care and my daughters became very ill and were hospitalized in 2022. Having no control over the situation was heartbreaking. There is a Japanese belief that if you fold 1000 origami cranes, you get a wish. My husband and I stayed up at night folding paper cranes. If we got our wish is not the takeaway (we did!). The point is: feeling like you are doing something for your loved ones can help you put one foot in front of the other.

This sparked the idea of helping other parents and bedside caregivers with my art. I used some extra origami paper, collaged it onto the canvas, and painted a paper crane over it. Then I did it again a little differently. Then I started painting multiple cranes together, interacting and playing with each other. As I continued to paint these cranes, the meaning kept growing. I had been searching for how I wanted to express who I am and the uniqueness of being a fine artist but also having been a registered nurse. I wanted to unite all of these feelings I had about life and death. I wanted to tell the world the connections we make with each other are what truly matters.

The cranes became a metaphor for the lives we build. They are intricately folded paper that becomes something beautiful, but are ultimately fragile and easily destroyed. I witnessed a myriad of ways this can happen, and then experienced my own life being turned on its axis when my daughters were ill. Developing this series allowed me to understand all the emotions from these tumultuous years. I gained a deeper appreciation of myself and of life itself. It was a journey that led to a different but more complete version of myself."

Megan Lui is a mixed media artist based in the Detroit area, who works with acrylic paint, spray paint, and ink on canvas, while using modeling paste and collage paper to enhance the canvas with texture. Her work focuses on combining contrasting patterns and figures while maintaining harmony. Though she has always been an artist, Megan also worked as a registered nurse in critical care during the pandemic. This experience has become a part of her artistic journey and changed the direction of her art. Being witness to some of the darkest moments of the pandemic taught her the value of connection and sparked a desire to share her different perspective to the art world. Megan has a Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University.

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