October 2007

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musunde

another drawing for the “girls at play” show at compound gallery, portland.

i’m leaving tomorrow morning to go to the opening, tomorrow evening at 7pm.

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ai no toriko

the kanji say “ai no toriko”, which means “slave for love”.

another drawing i did for the “girls at play” show at compound gallery, in portland.   the show opens thursday, november 1st, at 7pm.  i’ll be attending the opening.  if you can come, please do.

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kubittake

“kubittake” means “head over heels” in japanese.  it has the word “kubi” (neck) in it.

another drawing for the show at compound gallery in portland.  i’ll be at the opening on thursday evening (starting at 7pm).

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stunning short film made by students at ESMA school of the arts, in montpellier, france. it won the school’s top prize for student film.

i don’t usually like 3D computer animation, but this is beautiful. and even more, i like the 2D side-to-side animation style during the storytelling.

the story is based on an apache myth, about a time when the sky was too low and men had to walk bent over, looking down at their feet. an elder of the tribe sits around the campfire with the children and tells them this story. his voice is so warm and interesting, you’ll want to watch right to the end to see how the story turns out.

the whole thing is absolutely beautiful, like something by miyazaki hayao. it’s going to be my favorite for a long time.

(via the always amazing DeK at ticklebooth)

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someone wrote me an email recently saying my work knocked his socks off, and that people at his work were wondering where his socks went.

i never heard the idiom “knocked my socks off” before, so i took it literally. i wrote back to him and told him to hold on to his feet. i was thinking about that conversation when i drew this.

this drawing is called “meichuu” (命中), which is japanese for “bullseye”. the kanji literally mean “life center”.

i’m showing this as part of a show called “girls at play”, at compound gallery, in portland. this will be my first show in the US. if you live in the portland area, please come to the show. i’ll be at the opening reception, november 1st.

girls at play

four female artists who represent a new movement in japanese art
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november 1 – 30
reception november 1st @7pm

compound gallery
107 nw 5th avenue
portland, oregon

Update

welcome to people from Digg — i’m your “midweek weirdness“.

if you like my drawings, there are more on my gallery page.

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my first time


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i’ve been staying up late drawing for my show at compound gallery in portland (opening november 1st). i’ve done 13 drawings so far. i only started drawing for this show at the end of september, so i’ve had to work pretty hard, for a change. i think i’m going to submit 9 or 10 of them to be included in the show.

this is my favorite of my new drawings. it’s called “my first time”.

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the title is “mama-brand breast milk”. the round thing on the left is my vicious breast. my breasts are pretty wild nowadays… shooting milk all over the place.

this is one of my matchbox drawings for a group show coming up at double punch gallery in san francisco in november. i was contacted by the curator, antoinette celes. the show is called “tinyshop“. everything has to be tiny. the maximum size for this show is 6 x 6″. so i thought match boxes would be just the right size.

i really had a good time drawing these tiny things. i was asked to make five pieces, but i got carried away and made a bunch more. drawing matchbox covers is good for my mental health. it’s massaging my brain really well.


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about tinyshop

double punch gallery presents tiny shop, a pop-up shop curated by Antoinette Celes, showcasing original art and handmade goods by artists, designers and creatives working in the medium of small.

As the world moves bigger, faster and stronger, we occasionally seek comfort in little things. tinyshop celebrates the preciousness of “mini” — the shortest distance between 2 points, the space of minutiae, and creative endeavors on a small scale.

tinyshop will run from November 17, 2007 through January 6, 2008, at double punch gallery in San Francisco’s North Beach district. Special events will be held throughout the shop’s lifespan, pondering the tiny theme. Fun-spirited folks and magnifying glasses are most welcome.

my profile page on tinyshop

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“A stop motion animation with ping pong balls, 2000 pictures, 500 balls and my hands”. Includes versions of classic video games.

Music: “Popcorn” by Hot Butter

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aibiki


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girls at play

four female artists who represent a new movement in japanese art
(show details)

november 1 – 30
reception november 1st @7pm

compound gallery
107 nw 5th avenue
portland, oregon

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hanaretemo


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one of the drawings i did for the “girls at play” show at compound gallery in portland.

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