Flights of Freedom
Cambodia is home to 533 species of birds, of which 35 are featured in this illustration,
including the critically endangered red-headed vulture, white-shouldered ibis and
giant ibis. Buddhists ritually release captured birds and animals back into the wild as a
form of merit accumulation, and this illustration expresses Joshua's hope that the birds of Cambodia will one day fly safe and free in this mainly-Buddhist Kingdom.
Printed on premium art paper and sold unframed.
A4: 21cm x 29.7cm
A3: 29.7cm x 42cm
Joshua is a Singapore born artist now based in Phnom Penh. Ever since he successfully sold the only copy of his first original hand-drawn comic-book The Adventures of Hercules and Odysseus to his mother for a meal at the age of nine, Joshua Chiang has been filled with an unquenchable belief that he will achieve greatness in the realm of visual storytelling. In 2017, Joshua started Candid Cambodia, a collection of illustrations about what’s peculiar in Cambodia. He draws his inspiration from the day to day happenings in the streets of Phnom Penh. Joshua is probably most well-known in Cambodia for his pile-up art illustration of a motordop ferrying a large number of passengers and much more, capturing the spirit of anything goes in this country.