[dropcap]And[/dropcap] last but definitely not least, here’s one more still life/painting theme that I’m also working on and very happy/proud to share with you. (I promise that it’s the final/last theme that I’m sharing with you – for now at least.) It’s not a colour based theme like the other three that I’ve shared with you already – “blue“, “iridescence and rainbows“, and “green and gold“. But “Lao and Laos” is a theme that’s very close to my heart and without a doubt, deserves a series of its own.
As a Laos-born Australian, I’m very proud of both my Lao and Australian cultures and traditions. I believe that as I live and practice a predominantly modern Aussie life (which is multicultural may I add) and learn more about Australian society, it’s easy for my traditional Lao culture to be put aside and forgotten. I feel that it’s important/necessary for me to hold on to and recognise/celebrate my Lao heritage because it’s a fundamental part of my identity. And by doing so, I can help share it to others and conserve/preserve it for the future generation. Even if it’s through my artistic interpretation of it. Lao culture is rich with tradition and traditional art. From Buddhism and Animism to Buddhist art, silver craft and silk/textiles. Learn/read more about Laos here and Lao art here. I do enjoy/appreciate the beauty/serenity of still lifes and I look forward to sharing my Lao themed still life compostions/paintings with you. Stay tuned for more updates.