With the passing of Valentines’ Day and Chinese New Years’, the festivities of this month is primarily doused in the warm hue of red. What the color “red” means is up to you as it stretches over a range of emotions from rage, sensuality, to something more celebratory. For me, it was reminiscent of a poem I roughly drafted up two years ago, regarding my frustration with the contradictions between hedonistic temptations and the expectations of monogamy. Here is an excerpt from “Rabbit Island”.
As of now, “Rabbit Island” remains as a rough draft that will be polished up. Going back into the shadows to fish out of an accumulation of poetry over so long a time, also brought me back to an ongoing desire: in which I finally combine a series of sequential art and my writing into one. There are certain things that writing has done for me that visual art has not, and vice versa. Naturally, I wanted to find a marriage of the two medium which brings me to why I hold illustration in such high regard. Perhaps after I meet the goals that I’ve already set for this year, the part of me that itches to write will have a chance to be brought to life.