|TYPE:||2-Color Screen Print on 105gsm Green French Paper|
|SIZE:||18 x 24 Inches|
|RELEASE DATE: Dec 06 2019|
"This has been a rough several years for everyone, all over the world. And although there are clear signs that good things are starting to move, it will likely become more difficult before it gets easier.
I wanted to make a piece that acknowledged that difficulty without being cynical or bleak. Something with beauty and optimism. The Kinnara is a mythical creature found in much of Asia. Details vary depending on the region but in southeast Asia they are part bird and part human. They act as protectors, watching over the well being of humans during times of hardship or danger.
For the text, I chose the poem “When all my five and country senses see” by Dylan Thomas. Like most of his poems the meaning is not very straightforward on first reading but it leaves one with an uneasiness and sadness. It describes a sadness and frustration and a falling away of love and optimism but it does so with elegance. It asks as the psychological environment for Kinnara to reside in.
style of this piece is inspired by Sak Yant tattoo art from Thailand
and Cambodia. Which is text heavy and dense which I tend to be drawn to.
The tradition of this type of tattoo is deeply connected to religious
processes and the tattoos themselves act as prayers and invocations." - Ravi Zupa