Splendid Cargo refers to the cargo of Chinese export wares known as the Diana cargo. The DIANA sank in 1817 in the Straits of Malacca. The books reference my Chinese heritage and the fact that I was born in then Malaya (now Malaysia).
Ritual and repetition are closely related: both open the mind to the present. Where repetition may be associated with trauma, ritual can be associated with healing.
(Chinese Character practice paper, ink, collage)