The Artisans | Tina Winness Wong.

The Founder.

Tina Winness is an painter and jewellery designer. Her designs are inspired by nature, fashion, geometry, textiles and traditions.

Since I was very little, I like to paint. I remember when I was a child, I overheard my mother saying that I was different from my siblings.

I loved reading books and nature. Especially I like watching the sky, clouds, birds, trees, fish and things about nature. Our house was situated near the forest and we loved to run into the forest and play.

Childhood time is wonderful. Painting is the happiest moment of my life. Every moment is an opportunity to inspire, create, and explore. My designs always bring me to another world whenever something inspires me to the dream or imagine.

I like nature, when I was young, our family lived in jungle, and my childhood days of playing and running around in jungle, gives me a sense of freedom. I like to embrace trees, looking up towards the sky when under trees, I could see the sunlight create a pattern formed from the leaves. Leaves fall off tree and change colour through the seasons to tells you that spring, summer, autumn and winter are coming. Nature bring you fresh air, and also wear the colours of the spirit. Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

Whenever I look at nature, my mind will have a lot of images, and it feels very relaxed and comfortable. No constraints, no worries. Maybe I am a sensual person!

Tina Winness Wong

The Creations.

She gives you the amazing ability to create and design your own piece of jewellry, unique to you or someone special.

Winner of A’Design Award, Iron, 2019.

The Malaysian Wau is the traditional Malay culture kite, and one of the national symbols, that represent several shapes such as birds and the moon. Wau are handmade and can be upwards of 3.5 meters in length. When I was little, it was commonplace but as time passed, the tradition started to fade away. One day, my husband and I decided to travel to the state where the Master Kite maker resided, only to learn that he had sadly passed from this world. Therefore, I was inspired to honour the tradition by designing a piece that not only displays characteristics of the Wau, but also blend in Chinese culture aspects to represent the diverse cultures of Malaysia.

I wanted the work to show the diversity of cultures in Malaysia, as well as to bring attention to our national symbol. In particular, I also wanted to bring aspects of the Wau into the design. The curved nephrite jade and gold filigree represent the vines in the motif of the Wau. The tails of Tribute Wau move with the wearer, making it seem as if it was soaring through the azure sky.

Tina Winness Wong

The name Tribute Wau pays homage to the traditional kite of Malaysia, as such it is a tribute, showing respect and admiration for an art that has been around for centuries.

The nephrite jade centrepiece is a variation from the traditional cultural aspect which is unique. As well, the reverse side of Tribute Wau shows off another different aspect of the wau.

The Artisans.

Tina Winness Wong is a true artisan, and she brings excitement and awe to the world.

David Keirsey found that artisans are most at home in the real world of solid objects that can be made and manipulated, and of real-life events that can be experienced in the here and now. Artisans have exceptionally keen senses, and love working with their hands.

Artisans want to be where the action is; they seek out adventure and show a constant hunger for pleasure and stimulation.

They believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren’t fun or exciting is a waste of time. Artisans are impulsive, adaptable, competitive, and believe the next throw of the dice will be the lucky one. They can also be generous to a fault, always ready to share with their friends from the bounty of life. Above all, Artisans need to be free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must be enjoyed, for tomorrow never comes.

There are many Artisans, perhaps 30 to 35 percent of the population, which is good, because they create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.

The Artisans Haven.

The Artisans Haven showcases the beauty, grace, fun and excitement by artisans in our world. We have many Proudly Malaysian Artisans with exquisite products & talent, and it is our pleasure to share them with everyone. We are working pro bono, to curate a simple & affordable online mall to promote the rich array of their products & talent to consumers countrywide.

The Mall is a simple virtual 2 storey (ground and 1st floor) building connected to a virtual study abroad campus, art gallery and convention centre. The centre court is vibrant with virtual activities together with anchor tenants, such as Abbie and Friends, Explorer Outfitter, Zapp Signature Store and UPayMe Convenience Store. On the 1st floor, we house artisans on the left wing and retailers on the right wing. The Mall hosts a daily bazaar where retailers can display their products for sale. There is also an entertainment booking counter, next to convention centre.

ADM is a virtual real estate owner, and rental is the primary source of revenue. Cost is kept to a minimal, and consists mainly the cost of social media marketing and website maintenance. The company exists and operates virtually. Mall advisory and curation are provided pro bono by Rosalie and Jade. Tenant relations is headed by Jade and Irene, and includes a free monthly virtual best practice mentorship for interested tenants.

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