小妖传

Tales of the Spirits

2019

ink, Japanese watercolor,watercolor, Washi Paper, watercolor paper

 
 
 
 
 

13*9.5 in

9.5*13 in

 
 

12*18 in

12*18 in

 

Being inspired by traditional Chinese mythic beings, these paintings aim to illustrate a world composed of mythical creatures that reflect human behaviors and emotions. With a focus on romance and fantasy, man-made objects and natural plants and animals are personified and have characteristics of their own. The spirits are from all three planes of this world: the ocean, the earth, and the sky, and they are unified for a more solid world-building concept. Repeated elements such as butterflies and peaches represent hope, love, and celebration of life. Backgrounds are kept simple to suggest vastness of the space, giving the narratives a dream-like quality.