The Monkey Year


Studio Ayer, our new new eco-friendly studio at Taiping, Perak Malaysia.

There are two school of thoughts for this year business opportunities, one are those who think the economy will spin downwards and another says it is good year for business.

With the weather so unpredictable along with the war cries in the Middle East, mega scale corruption in the ruling government and of course, the stylish Trump who seems to be on his way to be the next US president…. so, what is in store for this Monkey year ?

Like the behaviour of a monkey, we have jumped from the dark grounds to be on a brighter side and that is leaving polluted K L for good for a peaceful Taiping farm land.

Our mini resort outlook studio and home to my family in Taiping is all clean, green and cool… ready for a new life style. It was designed as an habitat to my life, a special niche of collected arts and for the love for nature especially the water and fish that swims as part of the studio eco-system.

It does not matter anymore whether the economy is up or down, who kills who or Trump or tramps to run the US government, for as far as I am concerned, we are now in a little paradise made of green and clean just right for my age at 55 and away from the mad rush to bad health and imaginary wealth.

These days, we travel to share, give, work and earn like a monkey of the year as to be ambitious, adventurous and irritable.

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Typha….. the weeds


Typha latifolia and other species. are designated as the world’s worst weeds and these weeds can reduce rice production, impact wildlife populations and can alter nutrient cycles negatively. In New Zealand, Typha is classified as the most unwanted organism. So why plant Typha in your garden ponds ?

Our planting here is controlled in only designated location and not allowed the plants to spread so easily. If such measure is not considered in your planting plan, surely you are inviting natural invasion and potential damage to the garden system and structures.

But Typha can be lovely if you have ideas to dress them up.

Auguste Rodin. The Sculptor.

Rodin 10 June 2015

Rodin. 111cm x 80 cm. Acrylic on used wood timber.

Love this old used wood pallet. Brushing with mixed wet-dry styles to create this piece with old vintage look. The depth with shades of grey was different when the painting was wet. The shades were good once dried up.

The ayer-culture ponds, it is all beneficial and eco-friendly


Auguste Rodin. 1840-1917.

stay blogMy next painting subject will be the portrait of Auguste Rodin. The man who sculpted The Thinker, his best know monumental work, when he was 60 years of age.
Rodin failed miserably in academics but excelled brilliantly in art.
The Thinker, originally named The Poet, is one of the top 5 most famous sculpture in the world today. It was cast in bronze and you don’t need to think so hard like The Thinker if you want to know why it is so captivating.
The Thinker originally was a small part of another piece of art, The Gates of Hell for a museum in Paris. The work was never completed and Rodin spent his remaining years designing The Gates of Hell and the museum who commissioned the job was never built.

Studio Ayer – Logo

Logo descriptions

A frog has no fear of rain but this is no ordinary frog. The logo for Studio Ayer spells all of what we have learned the last many years and what to come next and beyond. Of course, we do aged and sapped with time and trials, turning grey and dry, but the body and mind never cease to stop, until we drop.


Growing fish is aquaculture and growing plants in water is hydroponics. Combining these two, we have what we called ‘aquaponics‘. What a terrible name!

At Studio Ayer, one of the main activities is to practice aquaponics, integrating fish and plants growing in the same pond so as to maximise production with the concept of symbiotically linking the two systems.

The fish, in the pond fed with re-cycle food, releases wastes in water. The biological filtration system will effectively convert the wastes from toxic form like ammonia into nitrate. Nitrate, as ‘fertilizer’ can be assimilated by plants and thus the plants clean up the water keeping it right for the fish, as they grow. So, bravo ! in the end of the day, we can collect both the plants and the fish for food.

Aquaponic practices are easy and not expensive. Understanding the nitrogen-cycle of nature will make you an expert.

From: www.studioayer.comNCycle