Christina Lay Lian Lau was born on 1 November 1972 in Singapore. Prior to her accident she was a penitentiary officer. On 2 April 2005 she and her husband were involved in a traffic accident. It was raining and the car started skidding and then stopped. The car behind them crashed into the stopped car. Due to the force of collision she suffered a spinal injury at the level of the C6 vertebra, rendering the upper and lower limbs paralysed (tetraplegia). In 2009 she began to take part in activities for tetraplegic persons. Among other things, she met a group of friends who painted with their mouths. Having become curious, she made the first brush strokes with her mouth and - spurred on by ambition - was gradually able to make artistic progress. The artist's subjects predominantly depict exotic flowers and landscapes from her native country of Singapore.
Date of birth: 01.11.1972
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2012