This piece touches on the term “dragon ladies” where Asian women are seen as gold diggers. I wanted to take the term and make it something more empowering, where Asian women can embody the dragon without being ashamed.
It also ties into how dragons have different connotations in western vs. eastern cultures ie. evil/greedy/hoarders vs benevolent/lucky/symbols of power, respectively.
4-colour Risograph prints of this illustration will be available at in-person TOAF July 15-17.