Space Giraffe/Qilin

Space Giraffe/Qilin

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Harumo Sato

Space Giraffe/Qilin, 
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 culturesMediterranean 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.

Qilin is a Chinese mythical creature ("Kirin" is Japanese for giraffe). Naturally, giraffes have a surreal look to them with their tall neck—a seemingly mythical characteristic. For me, I like to think giraffes have the power to live in both the real and imaginary world.