I find nature as a fascinating source of inspiration. I strongly agree with the famous quote “Beautiful things don’t ask for attention” from ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’. Unlike us humans these wild creatures do not strive for beauty nor attention. They simply be.
I enjoy challenging myself by using the least number of lines and shapes to capture the physical characteristics of different animals. I have a distinctive aesthetic, which incorporates various geometric shapes and patterns to depict nature and arranging them in a playful puzzle-like manner. My works are also visually influenced by foreign patterns that can be found in diverse cultures--traditional Asian patterns, African patterns, Aztec and Mayan patters, etc.
Gold in Illustration 2018