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The Lady

This portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi was a personal project created as a tribute to her.

I did this piece in 2013 (before the Rohingya controversy began) as I highly looked up to ASSK – a woman who has sacrificed her personal happiness for her people. I was inspired to use flowers because word has it that ASSK’s ties fresh flowers in her hair to remember her father, who used to do the same when she was a child. I chose white carnations to represent purity, and dyed them with red to represent love, passion, sacrifice and blood. The large number of flowers represent humankind, and like humans, flowers eventually die. These withered about 5 days in Borneo’s tropical climate.

This portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi was a personal project created as a tribute to her.

I did this piece in 2013 (before the Rohingya controversy began) as I highly looked up to ASSK – a woman who has sacrificed her personal happiness for her people. I was inspired to use flowers because word has it that ASSK’s ties fresh flowers in her hair to remember her father, who used to do the same when she was a child. I chose white carnations to represent purity, and dyed them with red to represent love, passion, sacrifice and blood. The large number of flowers represent humankind, and like humans, flowers eventually die. These withered about 5 days in Borneo’s tropical climate.

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