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Paper & Mixed Media, 12.5” high x
10” wide x 8” deep (each), 2018
mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin">天狗 are creatures from Japanese folklore, said to protect:
forests, mountains, other important natural areas (and certain temples) from
human incursion. If you fall asleep in/
wander through a Tengu forest, they may play terrible tricks on you: stealing
or deforming body parts, things of that ilk.
I focus on animal characters and creatures from folklore using:
- reclaimed paper pulp (old junk mail, receipts, empty sugar packets...),
- canvas scraps,
- old wire hangers, and
- other recycled materials
to form the skeleton and the sculptural basis of these works.
They are then carefully refined with the highest quality artistic mediums many of which are also salvaged from other artists.