Commission A Painting

My artwork can be found in both public and private collections around the world. Some of the organizations I've been honored to work with include Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Hospice By the Bay (now By the Bay Health), Kaiser Santa Rosa, Sutter Hospital Santa Rosa. Please email me if I can be of service to your organization.

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Lucy, your art has brightened our spirits and our building and I thank you for generously sharing all your pieces with us.

- Kitty Whitaker, CEO of Hospice by the Bay

Installation at Joyce Ellington Library, San Jose

Lucy Liew public art installation Metamorphoses in San Jose California.jpg
public art installation Metamorphoses in San Jose California.jpg

Tree, forest and butterfly themes are reiterated in a mural entitled “Metamorphosis – Transformation in the Woods” for the children’s storytelling area. This mural depicts characters from Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood set amid a fanciful forest of tendrils.  A prominent yellow tendril creates a path that connects both “good” and “evil” – which lurks at the edge of each wing.  Hidden messages are playfully rendered, warning Little Red Riding Hood to “Beware”, while encouraging Hansel and Gretel to be “Courageous”. 

Lucy Liew public art installation Tree of Knowledge in San Jose California.jpg
public art installation Tree of Knowledge in San Jose California.jpg

Trees and forests have a long tradition in children’s literature, and this community had expressed a strong attachment to the trees that had been on the site.  Using this theme, I created a ‘gateway’ to the Children’s section, entitled “Trees of Knowledge” that transforms the building’s structural columns into stylized trees. I chose to simplify the branches of my design into simple shapes that call to mind butterfly wings.  Playful monkeys and tendrils incorporated into the foliage hearken back to my native Borneo while also symbolizing the interconnected nature of children, parents and community.