CAROL MAN

Chinese X Jewish cultures

Hebrew names in Chinese Songti Fonts

Songti (宋體) , a writing style derived from the China Song Dynasty , using woodblock techniques created to enable movable type. It has relatively thinner horizontal lines compared to vertical … Continue reading

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Gmar Chatima Tova

Gmar Chatima Tova, a Jewish phrase translates to “May You be Inscribed and Sealed for a Good Year”. Jewish people greet each others on Yom Kippur, or The Day of … Continue reading

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Exhibition: You See, I Hear You

This series of colourful dotty paintings is dedicated to my mentor, Henry Steiner – world-renowned graphic designer, for his inspiring teachings and encouragement for my artistic career. The first time I had … Continue reading

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“Oy Vey! How do I explain my work?”

“Oy Vey!” borrowed from Yiddish, expressing surprise or dismay; distress or grief.  It’s similar to “Aiya” 哎啊 in Cantonese.  This video shows the collection of work the artist has created and … Continue reading

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Lech Lecha

The first three verses of Parasha Lech Lecha, Genesis Chapter 12 1. And the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your … Continue reading

February 18, 2021

Song of Songs

A beautiful verse from “Song of Songs”, written by King Solomon, יִשָּׁקֵ֙נִי֙ מִנְּשִׁיק֣וֹת פִּ֔יהוּ כִּֽי־טוֹבִ֥ים דֹּדֶ֖יךָ מִיָּֽיִן׃ (Oh, give me of the kisses of your mouth, For your love is … Continue reading

February 18, 2021

It’s not history

25x25cm, Giclee print on paper, 4 pieces, 2020 2020 has been an unprecedented year for all of us. What else do you see?

August 24, 2020

It’s not Kosher

60x100cm, 20x100cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2016 The local cafes in Hong Kong, Cha Chaang Teng, have all the popular authentic Cantonese pork dishes which were once my favourite dishes. To … Continue reading

August 24, 2020

It’s not a pineapple

100x100cm, Acrylic and archival ink on canvas, 2020

August 22, 2020

It’s not a cat

100x100cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2020

August 22, 2020

It’s not a lobster

100x100cm, Acrylic and archival ink on canvas, 2020 Two birds are arguing with each other, “To war or not to war?”

August 22, 2020

Blessings for the new year in Chinese Hebrew calligraphy

It’s a Chinese tradition and custom to hang red banners with messages of good luck and fortune for the new year. How about greetings in my new Hebrew calligraphy? Wish … Continue reading

February 18, 2019

Videos showing how to write Hebrew in Chinese calligraphy style

Hebrew letters are written in Chinese calligraphy style, they were transformed to Chinese radicals or strokes lookalike. Re-arrange the Hebrew letters into a square, start from top to bottom, or … Continue reading

February 18, 2019

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