Since this was my first official mural in China, I wanted to be precise about what message I was sending out.
I spent what could have been hours on conceptual development and contemplating different aesthetic representations. I had two working days to plan and execute a legit piece before the gallery went on holiday for the Lunar New Year.
It was quite cold in the now empty gallery. I had to take breaks often to warm my hands because I found that drawing / painting continuously with cold blood circulation causes your joints to stiffen up, making it hard to make proper curves or even firmly hold the pencil!
There are many, many metaphors, sacred symbols, ages-old concepts, hidden notions and illustrated systems of micro and macro organizations in here! Even the color choices played an important role in reinforcing the meaning and mental direction of the work. I was going to write an article documenting and explaining all the detail and reasoning behind each segment but I decided to leave it up to the audience to decode.
Much, much thanks to the lovely miss Leo of Quality Street! She was my French / Chinese liason to the Treescape Gallery and was responsible for the complete arrangement, logistics, supplies and my overall well being during this awesome project! Love!