|Through time, the rarely seen beauty of the tribes and traditions of the world are disappearing. RERUNN is a mission to preserve the values of the ancient generations through to the future generations by reinterpreting their aesthetic, meanings, and stories.
This series of character illustrations is inspired by the Surma tribe of the Omo Valley in southwestern Ethiopia. Found, natural objects are adapted into fashionable wear and accessories, powdered rocks are used for painting their faces and bodies. However, the color restriction to only silver and gold is used to strongly contrasts to the colorful ornamentations of the Surma tribe, as a metaphor for the invaluable cultural creativity and aesthetic.