$2 from each sale will be donated to Siem Reap Pagoda Cats - A charitable organization dedicated to the welfare, treatment, sterilization and adoption of stray cats living in a pagoda in Siem Reap.
"Kroma Cats" is a series of illustrations created by artist Joshua Chang. He drew his inspirations from the versatile checked cotton scarf "Kroma", which Cambodian people use every day - as a sun protector, hand fan, blanket, bath towel or simply as a patriotic fashion accessory. Cats are featured in the series because they play an important role in Cambodian traditions. For example, to bring good luck to a new house, the mistress must walk around the dwelling three times with a female cat in her arms. In the rural areas, it is also customary at the end of the dry season for the entire village to hold a procession with a cat to ask for rain. The cat will be brought to the front of every house, and the homeowner will sprinkle some water on the cat.
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.