Morrison Polkinghorne is an Australian artist based in Battambang, where he presides over Bric-a-Brac.
His grey and black toned paintings are made with lotus stems and artisanal ink, which he distills from its petals. A tassel maker
and weaver by trade, Morrison also designs and recreates intricate 18th
century reproduction decorative arts. He now branches into his unique concept of Pointillism, using lotus as both theme and application. It is the perfect imagery for Cambodia, as this flower symbolizes the Lord Buddha’s spiritual awakening, emerging from the muddy dark depths into light and becoming a flash of beauty. “I envision my pieces ecologically, holistically and spiritually, with Asian nature and culture as the inspiration,” explains Morrison. “Lotus stems are my paintbrush, while its flowers create my tones.”