About the Book
Poet Thao Chuong is the pen name of collage artist Viet Tran who wrote poetry and published three books in his mother tongue. He loves poetic combination in rhymes and rhythms between the Japanese Haiku and Vietnamese poetry. He also composed poems in English in different styles and has three books published. In fine art, collage artist Viet Tran celebrates both chaos and orders through his painterly paper collages. As a “paper collage” purist, Tran does not apply oil, acrylic, or any other media on his works. Tran used collage as an art therapy during his two years in Galang Refugee Camp. Tran has settled in Victoria, B.C., Canada since 1987. Media Reviews: * Documentary Film: One of three featured artists in the film “Art of Survivals”. * Monday Magazine: Art Therapy by Frank Nowosad * Times-Colonist: -Go Art by Robert Amos -On Art is where you find it by Robert Amos. - Torn paper art by Holly Nathan, and Saigon native celebrates 20 years in Canada by Robert Amos.