Cenderawasih is the title of Malaysian artist Fong Kim Sing’s latest exhibition.
The exhibition comprises Fong's batik paintings of the "cenderawasih", known in English as the Bird of Paradise.
The gallery's press release states that, "Malay folklore depicts the bird as the guardian of a holy jewel in kayangan (heaven). Cenderawasih falls to Earth when it takes its last breath. It is said that whoever finds the bird on Earth, is granted mystical power, success and fortune."
Fong’s works are said to reflect harmony and tranquility in movement and flight.