Monday, 30 November 2015

Stories and Prints IV - The Great Wave

The Great Wave, 2015

Inspired by “Kanagawa-oki name ura”, of Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, this whimsical piece tells the tale of Kalypso, daughter of Oceanus. She embraces all sea creatures as her friends - particularly fish and lobsters.

A mischievous water nymph, Kalypso calls on a great wave to transport her and her friendly flounder fish to Tokyo.

Caught in her wave, like butterflies in a net, are - chickens from Adelaide, Siamese cats from Taipei, a few English motorists, and Scruffy the Rabbit.

Today was the last day of Call of the Wild at Odd One Out in Hong Kong.
Thank you so much Phemie for making this such a wonderful show and Huda for creating beautiful stories for my prints.

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