"From now on our troubles will be out of sight ... From now on our troubles will be miles away ... Through the years, we all will be together ... If the fates allow ..." https://youtu.be/0A6gdW6OmJ8 We failed to make holiday cards this year, but here is our last minute attempt to combine a timelapsed … Continue reading Have yourself a merry ….
"Bubuy Bulan" (trans. The Roasted Moon) https://youtu.be/aC6APVDfv4s a traditional song from my hometown, in Sundanese, my mother tongue Music: spontaneously sung and played on piano by yours truly in the evening of november 12th, 2020 Visual: papercut artwork by Jane Kurnadi (who spontaneously and amazingly created it after listening to my playing, thanks Jane ). … Continue reading Bubuy Bulan
A HEARTWORK “Hello Merlyna, I was overcome with emotion when I see the “A Broken Heart” [...]. I had been through an incredibly dark journey. In my life, and I wouldn’t have made it without the incredible love and support from my wife and daughters. This picture captures my struggle, and the needle and thread … Continue reading A Heartwork
It was a lovely evening. I owe it to wonderful friends and colleagues who were in attendance. The reality is the whole exhibit and the opening would not happen without the help of people who are so dear to me -- my partner and close friends. Thanks to Kit Chokly and Sarah EK Smith who … Continue reading Hands — opening of the exhibition
You’re invited! “Hands: Medium & Massage”, an art exhibit featuring the works of Merlyna Lim will be held from JANUARY 10 to FEBRUARY 12, 2019 | 10 JANVIER AU 12 FÉVRIER 2020 at Atrium Art GalleryGalerie d’art AtriumBen Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr., Nepean ON K2G 5K7Place-Ben-Franklin, 101 prom. Centrepointe, Nepean ON K2G 5K7Hours of … Continue reading Hands: Medium & Massage
Merry Christmas. Selamat Natal. Wilujeng Natal. Maligayang Pasko. Also Wonderful Hanukkah, Joyful Kwanzaa, Great Yuletide, and ultimately Happy Festivus to the rest of us. I wish you all happy holidays, but if yours aren’t that happy, please don’t blame yourself as statistically the chance to be truly happy during the holidays is near zero 😉 … Continue reading Happy Holidays
Half teasing, half serious, a dear friend sent me a call for artist for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute's "Healing HeART" ceiling tiles project. She wrote, "Found you a new purpose in life!"—suggesting what I could possibly do while being immobile for 2-3 months. She sent it on June 3rd. And, guess what? The … Continue reading MoonWake, a Healing HeART
It started with an impulsive email I sent to three of several graduate students I advised. I wrote: Hey all of you, I have a silly and (not-so-crazy) idea. I just found out that the most musical grad students are all related to me. i think the universe tries to tell me something ;-)what do … Continue reading The Academic Medley
April is the National Poetry Month in Canada as well as in the US (and probably other places, too). This month, some 18 American contemporary writers chose to compose words that give voice to pictures . They have composed poems inspired by different artworks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.* Fascinating!!! Echoing them, here is … Continue reading Words. Pictures. Voice.
Back in October, I was interviewed by Lisa Takahashi from the Jackson's Art. Not as a scholar, researcher, or professor, but as an artist. Below is an opening paragraph from the interview. Merlyna Lim won the People’s Choice Award in our Urban Sketching Competition back in July. Her sketch of Cadiz was an ambitious composition … Continue reading Artist Interview