Guest piece by Aian Olympia for Motherland Chronicles!


The Decay 

Decay is an essential path to blooming. The foundations of a resolve paved with fractures is far more beautiful than that of an easy, carefree one. 

An illustration I did for Motherland Chronicles. It was such a great pleasure and honor to be part of this wonderful project ; w ;

This illustration really means a lot to me. It was inspired and fuelled by a lot of mixed emotions and hardships I’ve encountered through the years. A tribute for what we gain by what we lose. I am really grateful to be given the chance to work on something very personal!

I hope you guys like it too~

Guest piece by Alexandre Day!

Graphite on paper
29.7 x 42 cm

Alexandre Day is a perfectionist painter—An artist with pencil hands full. Born in France in 1973, Alexandre could have become a horticulturist or luthier, but he chose to enter the Versailles Fine Arts academy and school BD Angoulême. He then worked for 5 years in animation for France Televisions.

He teaches narrative composition at Pivaut school in Nantes since 2001 and has exhibited since 2008. His approach to design is visually driven by photography, but also through music. “White” is his first book, published by Editions Margot, in 2013.

Check out more of Alex’s amazing work on his page!
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Motherland Chronicles #50 

Photography: Zhang Jingna zemotion
Hair: Erin Taylor
Makeup: Kharkova Tatyana
Model: Joanna Bajena
Photo Assistants: Ngoc Vu, Haiyin Lin, Ruoyu Xu
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This has probably already been asked, but when is your kickstarter project launching? Bevause I would love to back your awesome project!

We are focusing on finishing up all the images right now. Just 3 left! (Actually 2 for Tobias) Then we’ll start on selecting images/layout/estimating costs and all that good stuff. So in the next 2 months or so we hope!

How many pages or pictures will contain the artbook ? I'm excited :)

We were looking at 180 pages originally, but I think we’ll have quite a bit more than that! Will have to make selections once we finish all the images. Just 3 more!

Motherland Chronicles #49 

Photography: Zhang Jingna zemotion
Hair: Erin Taylor NYC Hair Stylist
Makeup: Kharkova Tatyana
Model: Germaine Persinger
Photo Assistants: Evelyn Liu, Yongyi Zhou
Feather caplet: Dream Shoot Rentals
Choker & circlet: Harlequin Romantique
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Motherland Chronicles #48 - The Keeper

Photography: Zhang Jingna zemotion
Hair: Kelsey Petersen
Makeup: Satya Linak
Model: Jessica Dru Johnson
Pyrotechnician: Sky Rockit
Production Assistant: Sophia Chang
Photo Assistants: Tobias Kwan, Xun Chi

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Motherland Chronicles #47 - Womb

I kept thinking about the legends of Nu Wa when working on this piece. It was one of the first stories of creation I read as a child, the flowers reminded me of the five-colored stones she used to mend the heavens.

Photography: Zhang Jingna zemotion
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Makeup: Gregg Brockington
Model: Germaine Persinger
Photo Assistants: Ngoc Vu, Bitna Kim, Tiffany Liu

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Hey! Do you offer prints of your work? If not, do you sell originals?


We’re working on the prints stuff alongside the book, trying to roll them out around the same time for release together. Targeting for summer!

Our friend Jeff Simpson’s piece for Motherland Chronicles!

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Done for my friend Jingna Zhang’s and Tobias Kwan’s Motherland Chronicles project