Love × Death × Romance
The Red Lady of Romance to Death
Roses in different shapes and colours have different meanings. Roses have their own life cycle, and each cycle has a different feeling. When I say “Enchanted”, an image immediately comes to my mind. She is beautiful, dangerous, mysterious, and elegant. Her ambivalence brings a deadly charm. With tragic overtones that blossom in the sludge, she is constantly burning beauty with her life. Like a moth flying to the flame, it costs everything.
The red rose is used as the main theme, whilst the queen is used as the element. The ruffle in the flower brings out a sense of mystery, waiting for the rose in full bloom. Like a queen waiting to transform, the rose brings out the charm. In Billings' personal illustration series “BLOSSOM“, the author described that the work was inspired by a quote by Edvard Munch: “From my decaying body, flowers will grow, and I am in them, and that is eternity“. Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was a Norwegian painter. In this work, the fading rose represented love and death, and the golden skeleton body was the blooming fishtail dress. She is as delicate as a thorny rose and burns like fire. The Romance of Love and Death - Red Lady.