First Floor Wall (before & after)

First Floor Wall (before & after)

Second Floor Wall (before)

Second Floor Wall (after)

Staircase Mural for Charity

Commissioned Mural Painting

Acrylic on concrete. Taipei, Taiwan. 2014.

In the summer of 2014, Bright Side Projects was presented with an opportunity to beautify MuHsiang Children’s Home in Taiwan. Haena immediately reached out to us when she heard about our charity project. Despite being based in New York, within days we were able to schedule her to fly over and beautify the space. In addition she hosted a one day workshop for the children to create mini artworks for their new home.

Haena often worked on her own hours to ensure that her creation was a masterpiece that brightened the new home which both children and adults will enjoy for years to come. She has an eye for beauty, a passion for good causes, and is a wonderful communicator. It was a joy to have her onboard with us and I know that any future projects with her involved will be a success...
— Daisy Lin, Owner & Founder at Bright Side Projects


In August of 2014, the MuHsiang orphanage in Taipei, Taiwan acquired an old elementary school to transform into its new home.

They partnered with Bright Side Projects and began their “Build a Home” journey to beautify their new home by inviting artists to create site-specific pieces. It was an honor when they commissioned me to create a mural and conduct an artist workshop with the kids.


The wall for the mural led from the main floor to the bedrooms. I created a piece that would allow a child’s imagination to take over as they went up the stairs. The ground floor starts with dense shapes (alluding to a solid foundation and strong sense of family) and gradually starts to change into patterns and shapes that whimsically flutter away as one ascends to the next floor.

...Our project took place in a very short timespan from conception to completion in a matter of weeks. Haena proved to not only be an impressive artist but a true professional. She was clear in her communication of what she planned to create and what she needed to meet our deadline and within budget. The one-day workshop hosted for the children of the home was yet another absolutely delightful collaboration. Under Haena’s patient guidance and clear instructions, each child was able to create their own mini artwork on canvas.
— Daisy Lin, Owner & Founder at Bright Side Projects


“Out There” Photo Journal

This is a photo journal of my travels there, the creative process for the mural that was created and an overview of the workshop I did with the kids. Although this journal is  best viewed as a book, I thought I'd share it as a digital slideshow since many have shown interest in my journey there. I hope you enjoy it as much I did putting it together.

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