'The Orchid Door' is an illustration based on a ancient Korean poem of the same title, using a typographically stylised take on Hangul (Korean Characters). The words 'Fragrant Shadow' from the poem are used vertically on her veil. This illustration will be shown in an up coming exhibition as part of a collective of one hundred artists in Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stadium, Seoul, Korea.
The Orchid Door – Unknown
“Stilled is the lute string after hours of song. The fountain is a shower of rainbow spray, lit by the moon. Upon the littered floor, guest after guest falls into drunken sleep. Winecups are drained. The flickering lantern light, glimmers above a weary dancing girl, shines through the amber pins that hold her hair, mocks at the peony bud which is her mouth, the jasmine petals that enfold her eyes. What are such joys to me ? I turn away. Beyond the Fountain of Ten Thousand jewels in fragrant shadow waits an orchid door.”