….wild is the wind…creative free speech is the seed….
Cecilia is a Social entrepreneur and a Professional Visual Artist, who really likes to “tell it how it is”, having travelled to over 40 countries around the world & seen some interesting things every so often….
Her “Love without a Heart” collection was inspired by 3 years in the far East (visits to Bhutan, Nepal, India, Tibet & Western China). With it she began to explore the interface between painting/embroidery and the most valuable commodity to the ancient kingdoms “Silk”. The entire collection was painted on White Silk!
Her Solo show at Edinburgh Art festival had Tracy Emin Heading the 2008 Festival and Glenmorangie Brewery sponsoring “Love Without a Heart”.
Cecilia’s Limited Variable Print edition “Floating; The price of prosperity” explored an underlying fusion of Egyptian & Chinese concepts of Wealth, was used for the Best of Modern China, pre-Olympic ChinaNow cultural promotion in 2008.
“Eventually we will all be Middleclass?” was a Graffiti-fusion Collaboration withPURE where we sprayed ironically & legally in Surrey (the richest county in the UK) challenging issues of Money & Class. It was exhibited at Climate Forum (Klimaforum’09 in Copenhagen during COP15 United Nations Climate Change Summit. This led to her 2012 Artistic Exchanges with Team Robbo as Team Robbo and YU at Liverpool’s Bombed Out Church.
A recent piece of East-west punk inspired fusion: “Punk Dog, Glam Rock” ended up as the first permanent installation for the future (to be rebuilt) Museum of Art, Iwate, Japan.(Part of a 370 piece postcard/art collection) It is currently touring Northwestern Japan & Tokyo sponsored by the Japanese Embassy & British chamber of commerce.
Cecilia grew up in multicultural Melbourne, Australia and spent a bit of her formative years going to Kindergarten in Hong kong and then flying back/forth so she speaks fluent chinese, english & “Austraaliaan”.
Cecilia has an MBA in Sustainable Media Joint Ventures specialising in East-West MNE ventures, a background in Public Relations & Marketing for both Public & Private sector. She has consulted various Directors of NGOs and Charities in all 5 continents, acting as Non-executive Director, sitting on Boards of Advisory Panel etc.
She Loved her travels to interesting places like the Gorbachev Foundation, Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the great Boudhanath stupa in Nepal and Annapurna, up in the Himalayas.
Cecilia wandered onto some freelance journalist work and was published in one of Hong Kong (SAR)’s English Daily newspaper with 1.3million daily readership. But she also got an angry letter from the office of a SE Asian country which started with “Re: There is no sexual harassment in this part of our country, please retract your statement!” lol. The editor in Chief politely declined.
Cecilia was the finalist in the Miss Asia-International (Australia) Pageant 國際華裔小姐競選 and enjoyed an active modelling career in her younger and much, much thinner days! lol. With a background in Visual Media & Law, Cecilia moved to London. She did an intense course for professionals in fashion design at London’s St. Martin College and got a glimpse of London Fashion week a few times when working for a wonderful British jewellery designer.
Cecilia’s Sustain-Able blog has a no-nonsense take on the madness that is our politicised planet & how messed up censorship, culturally unsustainable policies are! :/ It is okay to use a bit of “black humour” if you are actually doing something to make a difference ..its not if you are just whining! lol. Strangely enough, she got reblogged to 20million when she called someone a Red Sk8nk in 2011 (okay, somebody famous denied Tiananmen Massacre….it wasn’t random!