Part of my experimentation with collageing multiple watercolor elements into one single image to explore poetry and composition.
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Song of a Travelling Son - digitally collaged watercolor
Based on Classical Chinese poem by Meng Jiao
孟郊 - 遊子吟

Sewing-thread in hand, the loving mother;
Clothes for the son to wear, her travelling son.
On and on she sews, his leaving now nears;
Stitch on stitch, she fears -- a delayed reunion.
How shall my heart of a mere grass seedling, ever 
Repay the embracing rays of her ever spring sun!

慈母手中線, 
遊子身上衣;
臨行密密縫, 
意恐遲遲歸。
誰言寸草心, 
報得三春輝?

Translation by: Andrew Wang-Fat Wong 黃宏發
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