The Fantastic Creatures of Angkor
The temples of Angkor are adorned with mythical beings and creatures from Cambodia’s Hindu past. Most common are the Nagas (many-headed dragons), the Singha (lions) and the Dvarapala (door guardians), but if you are patient enough, you might be able to spot a Makara (half-elephant-half-crocodile sea creature) or two, and even a stegosaurus-like creature that has kept Angkorphiles guessing as to what it is. (Anti-clockwise from top left – Naga, Singha, Reachisey, Kinnara, Hanuman, Dvarapala, Gauruda, and the ‘Stegosaurus’ of Ta Prohm temple.)
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.