“Twelve roses bloom, a lingering perfume. One falls, the rest blossom tall. Twelve months of dedication. One month of patience, the rest of exhilaration. Twelve hours of love. Seconds to feel, the rest to give.”
–Melissa Sunjaya, 2020.
Embrace pleasure upon our ‘Roses’, an eccentric collection of artist-illustrated edition canvas bags, totes, wallets, purses, compartments, pouches, and accessories. This original pen-and-ink sketch of ‘Roses’ was first inked in 2009. There are twelve roses in the drawing. The number twelve plays a significant role in the message. It symbolises a complete cycle of twelve, such as 12 months in a year, 12 hours, 12 zodiac signs, and many more. There is the number ‘1’ which represents completion, perfection, and independence. Then it is paired with number ‘2’, which signifies the polarised perspective of any given situation. Together as ‘12’, it means harmony.