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 Loke is an illustrator and educator based in Malaysia. She makes pictures that evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity, believing that art matters, stories matter, and the two can bring people together. Having a multidisciplinary foundation in science, education, and visual communication helps her create work that's informed by different ways of seeing the world. Her work includes editorial illustration, book covers, posters, and live sketches.
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.