Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Re-Imagining the Kinnaly

The Kinnaly is one of the key figures of Lao traditional culture, present in our myths, legends, and many architectural elements. It has roots in Hindu and Buddhist tradition, with many elements of Lao culture now reflected in the stories we pass on to the next generation. 

Artist Nor Sanavongsay and I have been working together for the last year on a project to expand our visual vocabulary regarding the Kinnaly and how they might be depicted within a more modern, imaginative and inclusive perspective. 

Some examples are below, but you can also visit Nor's tumblr at where he is also posting examples from many other exciting projects he is working on.

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