Flying apostrophes series

Valerie Khoo Outlier in situ

Outlier – Original

‘Outlier’. This is about the courage you need in order to follow what you’re really passionate about in spite of what other people expect from you. It’s about whatever it is that’s going to make you an outlier, whether that’s pushing yourself out your comfort zone, doing your ‘10,000 hours’ or simply being brave enough...
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Valerie Khoo Beaded bubbles

With beaded bubbles winking at the brim – Original

‘With beaded bubbles winking at the brim’ is inspired by ‘Ode to a Grecian Urn’ by Keats. This is the second piece in the Drunken Apostrophes series. Acrylic on wood panel. 30cm x 30 cm. Here is the verse it’s from: O for a draught of vintage! that hath been Cool’d a long age in...
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Valerie Khoo Unveiled

Unveiled – Original

‘Unveiled’ is inspired by the concept that every human has creativity inside. That’s right. Every single one of us. It’s there – whether you’ve seen evidence of it or not! Sometimes, it takes courage to let your inner creative out. But I encourage you to do it – even if it seems hard or scary...
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Valerie Khoo Limitless

Limitless – Original

‘Limitless’ is part of the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series. This piece is depicts the concept that there are symbols and gestures that can bind us together – our communities, gangs and tribes. Those interlocking bonds can become stronger and more connected – and can generate a force that is resilient and powerful. Yet because those cords...
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Valerie Khoo Emergence

Emergence – SOLD

‘Emergence’ is part of the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series. It’s inspired by the idea that we all have boundless stores of creativity inside us. And all we need to do is give in to whatever is trying to emerge … and magic will happen.
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Valerie Khoo Uprising

Uprising – SOLD

This artwork from the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series was painted for a very creative woman who regularly inspires audiences with her wit, wisdom and words. Called ‘Uprising’, it’s drawn from the fact that her writing always makes you think and question the status quo. And one day, her ripple of words will create a movement –...
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Valerie Khoo Ebb and Flow

Ebb and flow – SOLD

This piece reflects the idea that life if full of ebbs and flows, positive experiences and challenging ones, moments of elation and ones that are slightly less uplifting. But while there are always some moments of stress and anxiety, as long as we’re facing the right direction … as long as we are true to...
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Valerie Khoo Abbreviation

Abbreviation – SOLD

This is ‘Abbreviation’ from my ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series. It’s a big one – 1.2m x 1.2m and is now living in a lovely home in Perth with its new creative and clever owner. The piece reflects on the fact that we currently live In a time where everyone wants everything to be shorter, sharper and...
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Valerie Khoo Drunken Apostrophes

Drunken Apostrophes – SOLD

‘Drunken Apostrophes’ from the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series. Acrylic on wood panel. 40cm x 40cm. A quirky look at all those misplaced and misbehaving apostrophes in the world! This has been announced as a finalist in the Petite Pieces Art Prize 2018 and will be exhibited in a group show at Aspire Gallery in Brisbane.
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Valerie Khoo Catching Creativity by the Tail

Catching Creativity by the Tail – SOLD

This commissioned artwork in now in a beautiful home in Melbourne. It’s called ‘Catching Creativity by the Tail’ and was created especially with its new owner in mind. She is an amazing, creative and compassionate woman who has so much creativity to harness and turn into beauty. The artwork depicts the concept that there can...
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