Wing Na Wong’s thesis is based on animals and taxidermy. Our animal kingdom is facing new extinctions every day and many of them are caused by humans. As such, it is our responsibility to bring more awareness to these issues and help them survive the changes caused by us. Her paintings serve as a reminder and a connections between the beauties of these animals and what they would be like if they were still with us today, and to ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to see these animals not just through taxidermy but in real life.
Wing Na Wong is currently studying the Master of Fine Arts program at Western Connecticut State University. She is a stay-at-home mom who has a burning passion for creating hyper realistic artwork and fusion of practical art projects with creative methods. Her passion started at an extremely young age, she found herself attracted to the drawing. She loved the idea of creating an image that included natural elements sprinkled with her own imagination. Unfortunately, life events took over and she found herself straying further and further away from the path she has always envisioned herself to take. Many years passed before she had the inspiration to pick up a pencil again. She would look back to her older drawings, thinking about the possibilities she could have had.
One day, she decided to stop lamenting about missed opportunities and to create her own. She never thought about returning to school or to return to creating art work, let alone on a professional level. She signed up for her first painting class on Spring 2016, she practiced after midnight, and she was able to achieve many personal milestones and perfect her talents thanks to the unwavering support and guidance from the Art Department at West Conn. A few semesters of classes and many of paintings later, she is really pleased with her progress. She is back on track to pursue her dreams and to do what she has always wanted.