From my consult with Gillian, I decided to reconsider and simplify my concept to fit with the visual direction that I want to pursue, while keeping in line with my original intention to execute something a little whacky.
Deconstruct elements and motifs found at hungry ghost festivals and reinterpreting them.
Reference board where all of my sourced images can be found at: https://www.pinterest.com/denisewyy/ghost-festival/
I made a word list of objects/symbols seen at festivals that I’d like to create patterns of (specially entertainment and offerings):
Folded ingots, lotus lanterns, clouds, temples, water, dragons, fire, plastic chairs, oranges, joss papers, food offerings, wayang, getai
Motifs inspired by a Chinese buddhist temple’s roof and ceiling. Experimentation with the hermann grid; scintillations at intersections.
Am still experimenting with a lot more shapes!