From Borneo and Around

This blog is all about Borneo (and sometimes elswere) as I experience it. It's about places, people, fauna, food ... and anything I find pleasantly worth sharing in words and pictures.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


If you are familiar with this blog, you will certainly know Daf as “a sculptor in Borneo” (also check out my last post on Elvis) and you may have already visited his witty blog at . Just like me Derek Anthony Fitz Simons alias Daf is an expat who settled in Kuching for the love of his life partner Jennifer (best choice ever). Love makes you do things like that, he left Ireland and I France and we both got a great big chance to evolve.
Daf and Jennifer

When Daf came to Kuching, he left behind a well earned fame carved in granite. (For more info on DAF, check out and

With no good carving stone available around Kuching, one may easily guess that Daf found himself at the edge, somehow the right place to be when you need to reinvent yourself. Like the Fool in a tarot deck, a new Daf came out of the cave, stepping out to a new life, fresh and optimistic, fully confident. He had found his new media in the famous Sarawak clay, there was no stopping him to express his talent and create, more daring, more personal and always larger. We are so lucky to be able to see his extraordinary work until the 31st of March 2010, during the “Crossing Borders” art exhibition at Galleria, Wesberly House, Lot 2812, Block 195, Rubber Road West, Kuching Tel: 60 082 246197 .

The exhibition features not only Daf’s work but also paintings by local artist Melton.

Daf and Melton

Daf says of himself: '' I am a self taught Artist.... groping around the subconscious mind in the hope it all comes together...”  Daf

More pictures:

One of Milton's Paintings

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