Michelle YoungRichmond Hill, Ontario
Guestbook Downtown Toronto - Toronto Skyline
I created a Chinese ink painting depicting the skyline of Toronto as viewed from the Toronto Island. Since I am a proud Chinese Canadian citizen, I incorporated aspects from my childhood and from both of my parents. My mother was born in Hong Kong. so I felt inclined to use Chinese inks and rice paper. My father was born in the city of Toronto, so when I was young our family would go downtown. I remember the feeling of freedom and of exploration.Even now I feel a sense of belonging and of positive energy in the bustling crowd. I think I combined subject matter and styles in a fusion which represent my identity as a Canadian.