The Lady of the Northeast
The northeastern province of Rattanakiri is home to many of Cambodia’s indigenous tribes, such as the Jorai, Brao, Kreung, and Tampuan. The province is also renowned for its unique natural beauty and wealth of natural resources, as well as being one of the last few places in Cambodia where wild elephants still roam. The woman in the foreground of this illustration belongs to the Tampuan tribe. Among the items in the background are the ‘love huts’ of the Kreung people, the tomb houses of the Jarai people, and—drawn in the style of Tampuan gourd carvings—a weaver, a musical procession, and gem miners.
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.