Currently, my city (Melbourne) is holding the King Tutankhamun exhibition. I have booked a ticket on May to see it but had to do a last minute cancellation due to the injury. Fortunately, the exhibition is to last til early December, there is still time for me to visit.
When I cancelled my visit, I was quite upset as I have always been fascinated by the Egyptian Mythology. They are full of wondrous imageries – a rich reservoir for imagination and creativity.
And because of this frustration, I found myself thinking (and even dreaming!) of one of the key symbol in Egyptian mythology constantly. So it was only natural that I made a sketch of it.
And when I was working on it, I was also drawn to the idea of the 16th century’s Curiosity Cabinet. I imagined I was looking into one of Athanasius Kircher’s cabinet for the Pharoah’s Golden Beetle.
Instead of following the rule of perfectly preserved specimen from the cabinet, I made the beetle a “broken” one. I don’t quite know why. Something about an imperfect beetle made sense to me. I wanted to scope it up in my palm and told “him” that he was beautiful. (Hmm … you can see how the hybrid mind is working, hahaha!)
Anyway, that’s all for this week’s sketchbook. Hope you like it!
Cheers and have a wondrous weekend!