Lion and Me$800.00
Lion and Me, 2018
Sumi Ink, Oil Pastel, & Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 24 x 1 in
Signed & Dated on Back
My latest series "Puku Puku Bubbles" encourages viewers to embrace each moment and every day in order to live with passion and peace. As a Japanese daughter of Ancient Greek and Phoenicia origins, I grew up amongst two different cultures—Mediterranean and Japanese. This series is inspired by their regional depictions of the Phoenician goddess Tanit and Japanese Dogu (meaning earthen figurines). I admire these simplistic figures for their whimsical ambiance. I believe dynamism is the key to harmony and embraced this concept in my paintings by utilizing both water-based Sumi ink and oil-based pastels on on canvas.
Lion and Me depicts an interesting kind of relationship I have observed often: one individual is wild like a lion while their partner has a more gentle and quiet demeanor. This relationship is unique in that they have a special balance other people sometimes do not understand.