Utopia is a bittersweet discussion as the idea of utopia is exactly that – an idea. Everyone’s needs and desires differ, so utopia is subjective to the person contemplating.
Initially inspired by clay sealstones – relics found from the first utopian civilisation in South Asia, the Indus civilisation – the sealstones were a square format just like Tapirulans prefered layout. These stones had animal characters and glyphs carved into them, they seemed to act as an abstract story, suggestive – I was inspired almost instantly and knew I wanted to explore something similar in a way to pay homage to the Indus people.
So, in conclusion utopia is an idea – like a seed, the idea grows, blooms, wilts and dies. Proven by civilisations that came before us, I wanted to acknowledge that utopia, historically is something that can’t be achieved and is a cycle – much like a farmer tending their field every season, pouring their heart into the land in the hopes of a bountiful harvest come fall.
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