This series of drawings was inspired by indigenous art patterns from New Zealand and Taiwan. These islands are influenced by Polynesian culture and art. Both Maori artists from New Zealand and indigenous tribes from Taiwan use a range of mediums to create artwork. Woodcarving, tattooing and painting are popular art forms.

Totem poles can be seen throughout the island of Taiwan. A totem is a natural object or animal believed by a particular society to have spiritual significance. For the aborigine people of Taiwan, a totem symbolises their faith, stories, hierarchy, lifestyle and cultural features of a tribe.