”Nature shows me incredible beauty standing just beyond the rat race. It's always there if I'm open enough to see it."
At the end of the day, we don't want no rat race. We just wanna do things that matter 🙂.
For my last teaser, I wanted to show GANE Type C's five-link bracelet camouflaged as a path or a 'race-track'. I sketched a long path, with a great nature view and a seemingly beautiful end to it. A hare and a tortoise were 'racing' on the track of life. This reflects my personal journey in the corporate world where I do not desire to be in a 'rat race'. I prefer to enjoy the view of life and do things that really matter to me and to the people I love.
"Being human means throwing your whole life on the scales of destiny when need be, all the while rejoicing in every sunny day and every beautiful cloud."
For my second teaser, I showed my sketch of GANE Type C's caseback. I opted for a closed caseback so that I can design something meaningful from scratch. While I was looking for design ideas from the natural elements, land animals and sea creatures, I realized I was searching for aesthetics rather than meaning. I decided to hand-sketch a caseback design based on a tribute to someone very important to me; my late mum, Justilla. Her name means fairness, and she brought up me and my siblings with both fairness and love. Therefore, I drew a scale that measures all children fairly, as they represent our future. The scale is integrated into a lampstand which represents illumination and knowledge, as well as due to my mum's love for beautiful lamps.
I dabbled in 3D drawings for a while many years back and was intrigued by the drawing process and the effect they produce. For my first teaser, I decided to bring back my 3D drawing experience.
I sketched this sundial to reflect GANE Type C's unique dial. I positioned a lamp shining towards the 'gnomon' or pointer from the exact angle my 'sun' was shining from and where the shadows were cast. It was an overwhelmingly fulfilling experience for me to produce this sketch, set up and photograph it.