Roi De La Jungle
I painted Roi De La Jungle in 2014 on a 120 cm x 120 cm mixed media stretched canvas. Roi De La Jungle translates to King of The Jungle, which symbolizes strength, power and courage.
The fact that lions are such honourable animals that embody tremendous strength was the inspiration behind this piece. I wanted to leverage that strength in my day-to-day life as a continuous reminder to explore the beast within me.
The message behind this piece is to remind others that we as humans are a lot stronger than we think. If you set your mind to something and activate the beast mode within you, you can achieve anything that you set your mind to.
People often doubt their capabilities and give up before achieving their goals when they don't see the fruits of their labour instantaneously. We tend to forget that nothing in life comes easy and that we have to persevere to achieve our goals. I encourage you to find that light within you, seek that beast within you, and channel that power to reach your goals and make your dreams a reality.
This art piece uses various colours that relay different emotions. The process of growth and channelling that inner beast is not linear. The growth process is a roller coaster that ignites a spectrum of emotion every step of the way.
The colour red in the painting symbolizes courage, love, and anger. The colour blue conveys serenity, calmness, depth, and power. The colour green resembles growth, compassion and balance. And last but not least, the yellow represents optimism, energy, and hope.
Remember to seek the beast within you, trust the process, work hard, stay persistent, and don't give up until you achieve your goals.