DRAKKOLA; TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEENTH; ELEVENTH; NOT YET SNOW

IN THE FORTH DAY THE SHIP HIT THE HARBOR OF DRAKKOLA, WHERE THE TORCH DRAGON HAD APPEARED IN CLEAR WINTER NIGHT SKY LONG AGO IN ANCIENT BOOKS. PEOPLE IN DRAKKOLA ONCE SAW A DRAGON-HERD FROM ASIAN. SHE WAS COLLECTING THE MORNING FROST FROM CLOUDBERRIES. A DRAKKOLAIN, TOLD ME IT WAS TRUE. HE SAW HER MIXING THE FROST WITH FOSSIL AND MAKE THEM INTO BLUE-GREEN AGATE. (HIDDEN TEXT IN THE SCRIPT: HE GAVE ME A TINY BOTTLE OF THAT AGATE POWDER. “IT WILL KEEP YOU WARM IN THE FOREST. IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO BUILD A CAMPFIRE, HAVE A CUP OF KKO TEA INSTEAD. KKO IS THE NAME OF AGATE.”)

CAPTAIN L.

燭珂龍記 二零零八 十一 未雪

第四日船在燭珂龍港停泊。古書上說燭龍曾在很久之前的冬日晴夜出現於此。 人們曾在燭珂龍見過一個來自亞洲的牧龍人,在採擷雲莓之上的晨霜。一個燭珂龍人告訴我那是真的。他見過她把晨霜和化石熔合成一塊碧色瑪瑙。他給了我一小瓶珂粉。 “在森林裡它能讓你暖和起來。如果升不著篝火,就喝一杯珂茶。”

L. 船長

 I have been fascinated by the fact that "Drake" means "Dragon" in Swedish since I started the Artist Residency at DRAKE ARTS CENTER in Kokkola, Finland. When I was reading Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities a few years ago, I had the idea of creating books for each city I visited with the mix of reality and imagination. After exploring the city of Kokkola for a few days in different aspects (especially Finnish Rocks in Keppi Museum), and reading of Finnish Epic KALEVALA; I felt it was time to start my first book, at the Drake Arts Center of Kokkola, and I named it Drakkola. It was also inspired by I-Ching, one of the oldest classics in China, a foundational text for the Confucian and Daoist philosophical traditions, in the way of creating the elements and the structure of these books.   Drakokkola — 燭珂龍. **It was said that  Torch Dragon (燭龍) is a mythical interpretation of the Aurora in Chinese Mythology book <The Classic of Mountains and Seas>; Kko (珂) in Chinese means Jade/Agate

I have been fascinated by the fact that "Drake" means "Dragon" in Swedish since I started the Artist Residency at DRAKE ARTS CENTER in Kokkola, Finland.
When I was reading Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities a few years ago, I had the idea of creating books for each city I visited with the mix of reality and imagination. After exploring the city of Kokkola for a few days in different aspects (especially Finnish Rocks in Keppi Museum), and reading of Finnish Epic KALEVALA; I felt it was time to start my first book, at the Drake Arts Center of Kokkola, and I named it Drakkola.
It was also inspired by I-Ching, one of the oldest classics in China, a foundational text for the Confucian and Daoist philosophical traditions, in the way of creating the elements and the structure of these books.

Drakokkola — 燭珂龍.**It was said that Torch Dragon(燭龍) is a mythical interpretation of the Aurora in Chinese Mythology book <The Classic of Mountains and Seas>; Kko (珂) in Chinese means Jade/Agate

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