Ming Vase With Sunflower Seeds greeting card is printed on beautiful, premium FSC-approved board. Each card is supplied with a coloured envelope.
The original oil painting is a modern still life using elements from traditional Chinese culture.
The Imperial yellow chrysanthemums represent long life and good luck. The yellow shows power and prosperity. The Ming vase from the Yongle dynasty is in the collection of the British Museum and is intended to show the long history of British and Chinese cultural exchange. The Qilin is drawn directly from the gold gift included in the Palace Edition Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Phone, which Rob designed the imagery for.
The window in China is a thing of beauty as well as use, for ventilation and light. In this piece it references the dual use in art too, the mix of form and function; creating work that has a decorative form whilst functioning as an object composed of multiple layers of meaning. The sunflower seeds reference the role of the artist; that they must challenge convention and disturb normality in order to help reorganise the future.
Blank inside for your own message
Made from heavyweight 300gsm smooth gloss card
The card measures 180mm x 130mm.
The card will be sent in a board backed envelope to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.
The Copyright of all images belongs to Rob Pepper.