Entwined Roots | The Inspiration

Entwined Roots is a collection inspired from the unseen part of Thailand, at the Prasri Mahatath Temple in Ayutthaya. Here at this temple you will find the Face of Buddha covered by tree roots. The tree is called the Bodhi Tree and this is a sacred tree in Thai culture.

"The tree roots symbolizes time, and time will continue by itself as demonstrated by the tree roots continuing to cover buddhas face." - Naka

This was my conceptual inspiration and from here I transmitted it through various forms. I used the same face because the face is the Dominant Feature.

The name of my art form is called "Pluek" referring to the current way of people when making everything perfect. Depending on your experiences in life, you will have a different reaction or feeling when looking at this art form of mine.
"Some people find it very fashionable and trendy, mainly due to my toothbrush flicking technique. I use a toothbrush to flick color as an accent." - Naka

For this collection, I didn't sketch. I focused on the middle of the face and used an engine oil funnel to drizzle the root lines around the face and eyes. This technique may seem strange to most artists, but I felt a need to let the lines draw for themselves. After that I followed the lines and divided each section for color.


Since the roots and lines are black, I wanted to make the background bright. This really makes the face stand out! The colors are loud and shiny, another reason why people associate this collection with fashion and trends.

View the Entire Collection of Entwined Roots by Naka (Click Here) 

"Southeast Asia tells a story of Ancient Life and Exotic Environments. The 1st world kid inside of me is fascinated with the 3rd world stories that these Artists have to tell."

Ian Paskon, Founder ASEAN Artists