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In the series “Connecting the Dots”, I showcase the connection between us, our surrounds and how destiny plays a role in it all, by using various new techniques and ideas.
In the Chinese culture, the rabbit is known to be the luckiest out of all the twelve animals. It symbolizes mercy, elegance, and beauty. People who are born in the year of the rabbit are calm and peaceful. They avoid fighting and arguing at all times, but are artistic and have good taste in life – or so they claim. The Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity.
I have decided to push myself a bit by combining various mediums and techniques, mainly as an experiment, so you will see woodcut, lino and embroidery, all in one!
After I finalised the concept, I started by preparing the wood and then handprinted Lapine (my origami bunny) in linocut on my press, onto the wood. This was extremely challenging for me on a technical level, and not all experiments were successful. I had to abandon the linocut idea, and completed the series with oil paintings instead. I also did some carving of wood, and for the final touches, I embroidered the symbols onto the wood, obviously hand stitched. I almost didn’t think that I would be able to finish it before the next Chinese New year!