Peel Street Guardian

 Oil on Panel with Worshipping Papers,  9″ x 12″, Collection of Artist

On the South end of Peel Street, in Hong Kong,  is a tiny temple I would pass by on my way to Central when I walked from our apartment in the mid levels.  This little guardian lion was always covered in ashes from the joss sticks lit for offerings and prayers.   Since I passed by often I wanted to create a painting that would remind me, and be a momento of my daily life there.  To add interest I used Chinese worshipping papers in the upper left corner.

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3 thoughts on “Peel Street Guardian

  1. It’s such a lovely painting! Reminding me of my younger days going to temples and worship places in rural and small cities in China with my grandparents, where such scenes are commonplace… You definitely captured the feeling very well, and it brought me straight back home…

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