This is my last piece relates to the Thai convention. After I post pictures of this piece, I want to write about the convention in another entry.
This is my another competition piece for the Thai convention. The category had a theme and I had to paint about Thai culture. It was very difficult to paint Thai culture. I though and thought and thought, but I couldn’t design it. One day when I posted I couldn’t think any idea about Thai culture on Facebook, my dear friend Ingrid gave me an interesting idea. My other dear friend, Helga also posted some Thai paintings on her wall.
Then, I thought I would paint elephants because I knew that elephants were very special creatures in Thailand.
I painted a mother white elephant and a baby elephant with some Nyon roses, the Switzerland painting style. I wanted to combine my favorite painting style with Thai culture. I know Helga comes from Switzerland and lives in Thailand now. So, I thought I might be able to design something interesting like Helga’s life. I thought it might be interesting to design an elephant merry-g0-round because the place was very exotic Thailand! Thailand might have some elephant merry-go-rounds. Who knows?
However, I really think I screwed up the design even though the thought was great. When I told this idea while showing my plate to Ingrid in Thailand, She really loved this idea, but she suggested which parts were wrong. I really appreciated to her. Mine seems to be very childish and I couldn’t express my thoughts and ideas in the certain way. If I could do that, it would be better. However, I learned a lot of things through this plate. Designing and expressing my thoughts and ideas are different. I have to improve two of them together.
I love express my thoughts, feeling and ideas on white porcelain. I really think that’s why I can keep on painting. My abilities for designing and expressions are weak and I know I have to improve these parts from now on.