Original mixed media art by Swedish artist Ingela Johansson
Part of the Quinsai series, it is inspired by Marco Polo's travels to the ancient Chinese city of Quinsai which lies along the Silk Road.
Peony stands for affluence and distinction, camellia represents generosity. Magnolia pays tribute to the emperor and shows special respect for beautiful women. While chrysanthemum symbolises endurance, courage and longevity.
L80 W80 cm
Medium: Layers of sand, marble, acrylic, resin, ink, charcoal, handmade papers and joss papers