This Saturday, 7-11pm, @coreyhelfordgallery is bringing back their popular group show "Art Collector Starter Kit" featuring 12x12" sized pieces from over 50 artists! Here's my contribution, entitled "Memento Mori Shi". (previous post💗)
This work centers on the theme of Memento Mori. 💀 I put the Japanese character for shi ("death") on the upper left, as this is an angel sent from the spirit world to be a hero to the humans. This character, whom I call "Usagi Chan" (rabbit hero), is surrounded by "murmurs" represented by cute, happy stickers, which overlap with images of skulls - these multi-layers are my way of suggesting the work's complicated meaning.
I posted more about my piece on my blog at HikariShimoda.com. Link in bio. 👋
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