//Celine Chan
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Celine Chan

Celine Chen is a novel artist in Hong Kong. She studied in Canada and further her studies in
design at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Inspired by the Russian paper quilling master
Yulia Brodskaya, Celine never stopped practising and devoted herself ardently to the creation of
paper quilling art. Her artworks have a strong personality, with gorgeous integration of Oriental
culture. She is one of the few Asian artists engaged in the creation of paper quilling. Her works are
glamorous and trendy, always demonstrating her passion for life and beauty. Her works are
collected by many local and international celebrities.

Red Crowned Crane

Paper quilling is as gorgeous as oriental embroidery, and is deeply loved by people. Paper quilling
is not a simple process combination. Its beauty is through the delicate jade hand, skillfully using
small pliers, according to the dense small lines already drawn, like the fine craftsman of timers,
aiming at the works of art that are pasted into a picture, by every single trace, color and roll. One
single mistake will cause the work to be redone all over again. Therefore it is fair to compare the
making of paper-quilling with the making of timers. Paper quilling is an art that originated from
the British royal family and aristocrats in the 18th century. According to research, this is an art
that emerged from the superior roll paper works made by religious women (or nuns) to glamorize
their religion. Such a good intention. These works, with a little patience and creativity, have
become beautiful and artistic divine color art, which is deeply loved and pursued by the nobility. In
short, Paper quilling is worth pursuing and appreciating! Celine Chen’s paper quilling works will
certainly sublimate your soul, as Master Wang Wei of the Tang Dynasty said:
“Sitting alone in a bamboo grove
Playing the piano and sing
Nobody knows I am here
Only the moon is shining on me.”
The reason Celine likes doing paper quilling artwork is because she feels calm and at peace when
she focuses on pasting those paper pieces to the composition carefully. Paper quilling definitely
needs a lot of patience and perseverance to complete. It is a very difficult process and it is such
an unforgiving art form. But on the other hand, it gives people enormous satisfaction and a sense
of fulfillment after finishing making the whole artwork.
She wants to express the psychological side of human beings and the attitude of how people face
problems through her artworks, giving them the power to be more resilient to difficulties. Also, she
believes that the power of love can break through the gap of light leakage in the darkness.,
therefore, she wants her viewers can feel that positive spirit towards life.
She wants to express the psychological side of human beings and the attitude of how people face
problems through her artworks, giving them the power to be more resilient to difficulties. Also, she
believes that the power of love can break through the gap of light leakage in the darkness.,
therefore, she wants her viewers can feel that positive spirit towards life.

Artwork Title: Artemis

Medium: Paper Quilling
Size: 50cm(H) x 40(W) X 5cm(L)
Years of Creation: 2021
Artwork Description
In mysterious and charming Greek mythology, there are seven important goddesses. These seven
goddesses have their characteristics. They represent the personalities of different women. This
series of paper quilling artworks are inspired by the spiritual characteristics of the seven
goddesses. In her aesthetic sense, Celine vividly presents women’s different beauty to the
audience, creating a new visual impact. This paper quilling artwork is called Artemis. In Greece,
this goddess represents the spiritual independence of women. Her strength comes from the
boundaries she sets for herself. The female eyes in the painting are firm and confident. With
sharply contrasting colors, Celine demonstrates the spiritual appearance of women’s
independence and courage.
This fantastic artwork has used over 800 meters of paper strips totally, which are composed of
three-dimensional paper blocks of different colors and forms, showing the artist’s skills and love for
the unique art of paper quilling.

Artemis

Artwork Title: Aphrodite
Medium: Paper Quilling
Size: 50cm(H) x 40(W) X 5cm(L)
Years of Creation: 2021
Artwork Description
This artwork is called Aphrodite which is the second artwork of the seven goddesses series. This
goddess gives people the power to love and be loved and helps people feel comfortable with their
bodies. She is in charge of all feelings of happiness. If a person is under Aphrodite’s influence,
that person will be empowered with the feeling of energy and creativity, and will be capable of
accepting the imperfections of himself and others. The character in the painting has slightly
drooped eyes and slightly tilted corners of her mouth, but they show enthusiasm, confidence and
glitters in their static state, which in a way elegantly and gently shows the beauty of women.
This fantastic artwork has used over 800 meters of paper strips totally, which are composed of
three-dimensional paper blocks of different colors and forms, showing the artist’s skills and love for
the unique art of paper quilling.

Aphrodite

Artwork Title: Persephone
Medium: Paper Quilling
Size: 50cm(H) x 40(W) X 5cm(L)
Years of Creation: 2021
Artwork Description
This artwork is called Persephone. If people have the characteristics of Persephone, they are
likely to have experienced major drawbacks in their lives. Such experiences force people to face
their dark side and make them more resilient to difficulties. Persephone represents the spirit of
rebirth from suffering. The characters in the works give people a sad yet steadfast feeling. The
author hopes to convey a positive attitude towards life to the suffering women through the images
in the painting.
This fantastic artwork has used over 800 meters of paper strips totally, which are composed of
three-dimensional paper blocks of different colors and forms, showing the artist’s skills and love
for the unique art of paper quilling.

Persephone

Artwork Title : Tai Chi
Medium: Paper Quilling
Size: 40cm(H) x 40(W) X 5cm(L)
Years of Creation: 2018
Artwork Description

Tai Chi Circle is an expression of the combination of image, mathematics and philosophy. It is also
the most concise expression of the universe and human society, and therefore it is the most
representative of China’s inherent overall thinking mode. Tai Chi Circle vividly reveals the mystery
of the universe: Yin and Yang are opposed and unified, and correspondingly but embraced. At the
same time, the S-curve of the yin and yang divided the diagram is a dynamic display of the
interdependence, restriction, ebb and flow, and transformation. The two sides of yin and yang
judged by this curve are complementary and symbiotic, opposite but mutually forming,
symbolizing the harmony achieved by the law of the unity of opposites in the universe.
Celine expresses a kind of balanced beauty of Tai Chi’s philosophy through paper quilling
techniques and strong contrast color matching.

Taichi

Artwork Title: Red Crowned Crane
Medium: Paper Quilling
Size: 39cm(H) x 28(W) X 5cm(L)
Years of Creation: 2021
Artwork Description
The red-crowned crane is often featured in Chinese myths and legends. In Taoism, the
red-crowned crane is a symbol of longevity and immortality. In art and literature,
immortals are often depicted riding on cranes. Celine attempts to use the technique of
paper quilling to create a unique image of the red-crowned crane, trying to combine the
ancient atmosphere with a modern art approach.

Red Crowned Crane

Artwork Title: The Spirit of Eagle
Medium: Paper Quilling
Size: 40cm(H) x 40(W) X 5cm(L)
Years of Creation: 2022
Artwork Description
In Canadian’s Totem, the eagle symbol is known as “The master of skies” and is a symbol
of great significance. It is believed to be the creature with the closest relationship with the
creator. Soaring to great heights, it can travel between the physical and the spiritual
world. He is said to be a messenger to the creator.
Although every part of the eagle has separate and significant meanings, the Eagle as a
whole signifies focus, strength, peace, leadership, and ultimate prestige. The wings of an
eagle symbolize the balance and co-dependency between females and males, and how
each gender must work together in order to achieve harmonious results.
Celine is attracted by the glorious and colorful patterns of those native totem symbols
when she studied aboard in Canada. Therefore, she decided to use her paper quilling
approach to make this artwork in order to show her appreciation of our beautiful nature.

The Spirit of Eagle