A client asked me to create watercolour illustrations depicting Asian elements to add interest to their website. Their office holds some interesting trinkets and ceremonial pieces.
Here is what I handpicked from their delightful collection:
Hahoe Dance Mask from Korea
Chinese Chest and Southeast Asian Burial Jar
Concepts of spirituality and celebration have been attached to these pieces. Drawing from these still life figures give me a sense of connection to the concepts encapsulated within these inanimate objects.
Maybe some objects do carry a piece of history engraved within its form.