Selected Reviews of Victoria Yaus Works
My free associations as I viewed her works were many. Often, they came to mind at the same time: Awaking, resting; blooms, borders and horizons; openings, opposites and merging; arising, settling and deepening; reaching and sequencing; distances and landings. In her art, Victoria works with time at her side."¾ ¾ Otto Von Mering, Author, Collector, Professor, Florida
"Victorias art signifies this generations direction from whirlwind towards world unity: Her paintings are truly global and without philosophical boundaries...lt can only be originated from her boundless soul."
"Her foresight of the free spirit without boundary is an artists ultimate attainment."
"Victorias art represents the quality referred to by the ancient Chinese poet T. P. Su, when he wrote, an exceptional artist has the quality to captivate and to embody the spirit of nature...More unusual, Victoria is able to express the E-astern spirit in unity with the dazzling colors of the Western world. In the present tumultuous state of the world, she does not lose the tranquility in the eye of the storm. She beholds the essence of peace in her vibrant self."
¾ ¾ Dr. T. P. Kao, Author, Professor, Taipei
"Victoria Yau focuses on the elusive image that we all have encountered but lost and vanished in memory. She delicately captures them in her work, with superb skill and deep emotional sensitivity."
"It is due to the honesty to her feeling, truthfulness to her inner calling that her work possesses such a spell-bound quality for her viewer."
¾ ¾ W. S. Wang, Author, Professor, Taipei
"Victoria Yaus work invites you into the different realm of vision, engages your thought with lingering enchantment. Work with such magnitude must contain spiritual strength and idealism within."
¾ ¾ Anonymous Writer, British Columbia, Canada
"Victoria Yaus work captures the aesthetic insight with the essence of nature. Her work presents with a human merging of feeling and scenery. Victoria Yaus work echoes mankinds affection toward nature."
"Victoria Yaus work makes the viewer aware and realize life exists as in nature on its own, it does not require external support."
"In Victoria Yaus work are many scenes well described in the poems by Six Dynasties poet; Hsieh Lin Yuans serenade of nature. Once one wrote, One can not forget the beautiful scenery, deep down beneath the observation, ties the passion, this may best depict Vlctorias work."
¾ ¾ R.C. Kung, Author, Taipei
"Victoria Yaus work; congruent in color, and wholesome in composition."
"In Chinese Tradition, painting and poetry are one. Wang Wei, the poet, once said, "In a poem there is a painting, in a painting there is a poem." this best expresses Victorias sentiment. Each of yictoria Yaus works is a poem. The content of the poem is the mirror image of her painting. Her painting quietly presents us with a melodic visual expression."
¾ ¾ T. Y. Lee, professor, Ohio
"Victorias work makes one feel the pulsating energy, central intensity and the profound emotion that returns a person to naivete. While E. M. Forster advises us only to connect, one cannot help sensing that for this painter connections have already been made: connections between parts so disjointed that no possible link was ever suspected."
¾ ¾ Kee Yuen Lam, Professor, British Columbia, Canada
"Victoria Yaus work is continuously avant-garde and elegant. Once she revealed to me, "In appearance, the willow is soft and gentle, yet deep down within, it possesses a solid strength." I feel this statement may best describe her work to this point."
¾ ¾ Kathryn Lin, Art Collector, California
"The unusual The Iron Kite of Victoria Yaus collected works has profound significance and extended metaphysical meaning. This title created by the artist echoes the profound enlightenment of the Fa-Hua Sutra [the Sadhamar-pundarika-Sutra] in Buddhism to the highest level. Again in Victorias Chapter of Tranquility, the title revealed the artists transcendental spontaneity. Her world of vision comes to full circle as in Buddhism."
"Victoria Yaus work as well as her charismatic character always carry her unique imprint, which is described in her Chinese first name, Authenticity and Beauty. It also matches her Chinese personal name the richness of inner self. "
"Victoria Yaus work in its myriad forms and styles is vast in color range, her work sometimes majestic, sometimes gentle but always refreshing, lyrical and powerful in its own right."
"For two decades, my teaching in aesthetics has given me the opportunity to meet many talents, yet Victorias work is a rare treasure in the art world."
"Victoria Yaus works effectively express the Eastern insight with her skillful use of Western technique. Her luminous style rooted in classic Chinese poetry evolves and transcends her philosophical vision and her poetic emotional imprint."
¾ ¾ Suncrates, Professor of Aesthetics, Author, Editor, Alabama
"A good poem is able to inspire the reader and move its audience; And it is this ability that endows the poem with life. I was inspired and moved by Victoria Yaus work, because it contains a rich and vital life within."
"In Julia Kristiras analysis of the sign of poetry, she classified symbolic function and semiotic function in semiotic function the meaning of the sign can not be identified nor allocated, but it is empathetically felt by the viewer. And it is. this semiotic function in Victorias work which engaged the viewer in continuous spiritual awakening with increasingly emotional impact 1 feel it is much more than the traditional saying: in the poem there is a painting, in the painting there is a poem. Victorias ~ork brings the viewer to a higher level, her work actually contains the soul of poetry."
¾ ¾ Florence Yeh, Author, professor, British Columbia, Canada