Flowers are fraught with symbolism and make for lovely visual imagery. They've also been part of protests for years. Their organic fragility and colour are counterpoints to the cold steel of guns and cell bars. This series was created in response to events happening in 2016 related to protests for fair and free elections in Malaysia.
The morning glory stands for impermanence and in some cases, unrequited love - that of a citizen for their country and government - but it is also a creeping plant, adept at climbing walls and slipping through bars. You only have so long to live - how will you spend it?
Charis is an illustrator and educator based in Penang, Malaysia. Drawing upon literature and visual culture, she makes pictures that evoke wonder and curiosity, depicting fictional worlds and current issues with a deft combination of traditional and digital media.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.