jho tan

The Unknown: A Path Worth Pursuing

“Where are you going?”
“Outer space!”
“What’s in outer space?”
“Who knows?  Come with me and we’ll find out!”
“But, that sounds scary…aren’t you scared?”

Sometimes, the scariest, unknown paths are the ones worth pursuing the most.

This is a somewhat early birthday present for jho-tan.
Her power animal, her muse, or rather, the symbolic projection of herself was a character called, “Spaceduck”.  She is an acquaintance of mine back from entervoid.com days.  We talked about art, aspirations, and even….changing our minds about art, and possibly, pursuing other “career” avenues.

That is merely grazing the surface.  That was a long, long time ago.  Things worked out.  Believe me.  Things worked out.

I wanted to pay homage to Spaceduck, to the good ol’ days.  Look how far you’ve come, little duck.

As for the piece itself:  Nope.  No background.  No illustrative symbols.  You can appreciate it as a cute, funny duck picture.  You can appreciate it as a “dare to be different” picture.  You can fill the background with whatever dream or aspiration you desire.  The sky is the limit, isn’t it?  And it’s filled with the beautiful, and frightening, unknown…

Happy birthday, Jho.   Never stop believing.