As the Gardener 10th anniversary event is getting closer, here we have a look back into time and revisit the roots and history of what we know today as Gardener by Michael Lau. With humble beginnings and ideas jotted down on sketch books, each character was born and transformed into figures in the Gardener series. Some of the figures and characters are based on real life people that surrounded Lau and in certain instances their real names have been used as the name of the figure. Others are just fictional characters but they all have a distinct personality of its own.
Keep reading to see how the characters and figures have evolved over the years and the quotes in between the illustrations best describe the work and concept of Michael Lau.
“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”
- Leonardo da Vinci
“Action is the foundational key to all success.”
- Pablo Picasso
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
- Arnold Schwarzenegger