Visual Art – Toronto
Link Tong owned a crafts business before coming to Canada from Vietnam at the age of 16 to pursue his studies. He successfully completed the Florist program at Algonquin College-Ottawa in 2008 and has been working as a freelance floral designer/artist ever since. Link also co founded Bubblicious-Beauty in the Bath, handmade natural bath & beauty products(www.beauty in the bath.com), as well as one of the makers of 3D Pop-Up Card Art "Roses without Thorns" is a series of artworks that Link started in 2005 using his handmade paper roses as a medium. Each rose is intricately shaped with colored crepe paper, glued together forming various designs and then finished with clear acrylic paint to make them strong and long lasting. Many of his works have been donated and displayed in public places such as the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Alta Vista Public Library, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation... Roses symbolize love and beauty. That is what each piece within the ongoing "Roses without Thorns" series is all about!