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of Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, was the 2003 - 2004 Paul
T. Lauby Artist in Residence at the Overseas Ministries Study Center.
An ethnic Mon whose Buddhist ancestors migrated to Thailand from
Myanmar, Mr. Chinnawong committed his life to Christ while in his
twenties. Today he is a member of the United Church of Christ of
Thailand. His artistry has been published by the Asian Christian
Art Association, Indonesia, and the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre,
Hong Kong. He is known for portraying Christianity through a Thai
graphic idiom, which was inspired by the traditional art from central
Thailand. His drawings and paintings reflect a deep Christian faith.
work represents influences from many styles...I believe Jesus
Christ is present in every culture, and I have chosen to celebrate
his presence in our lives through Thai traditional cultural forms.
My belief is that Jesus did not choose just one people to hear
his Word, but chose to make his home in every human heart. And
just as his Word may be spoken in every language, so the visual
message can be shared in the beauty of the many styles of artistry
around the world."