|A beautiful interpretation Of Sydney's Opera House by artist Ping Lian Yeak (www.pinglian.com)|
Weekends at The Rocks are abuzz with crowds flocking to weekend markets. We love to pop down for a walk and sticky-beak. It was during a recent visit that I came across a beautiful market stall run by Sarah, mother of a young man called Ping Lian Yeak. Sarah sells his wonderful works of art and is more than happy to share the amazing story of her son's foray into the world of expression through art.
|Sydney's Queen Victoria Building as seen through the eyes of|
young artist, Ping Lian.
Born in Malaysia in 1993, Ping Lian was diagnosed with Autism at a very early age and as way of developing and strengthening his fine motor skills, was encouraged to trace pictures and colour them in. By the time he was 8 years of age, he had moved onto drawing and hasn't stopped since. I fell in love with so many of his works but bought the two prints pictured in this entry. I am a sucker for detail and the attention to detail in these prints is stunning.
Ping Lian has been the subject of numerous documentaries and has featured in numerous books and his passion for drawing and painting continues to blossom.
So if you are ever wondering how to spend either a Saturday or Sunday morning, make your way over to The Rocks Market and keep an eye out for Sarah and Ping Lian. You won't be disappointed.