The Beast Known as Kotobuki - Ox -
The Beast Known as Kotobuki - Ox -

The Beast Known as Kotobuki - Ox -

This piece was inspired by “A Beast called Kotobuki” by Shigemitsu Enrousai, an ukiyo-e artist of the late Edo Period. The auspicious creature that embodies the characteristics of all the animals of the Eastern zodiac has been painted by Enrousai and other ukiyo-e artists. As a motif, it resonates with the theme of “reverence, life and death, the cyclical nature of life” that feebee has expressed through her work. Various elements are entwined with one another as they rise and fall in a continuous cycle. The 12 animals of the zodiac also revolve, one animal taking center stage each year to create the calendar. *The series of "The Beast Known as Kotobuki" will be completed with 12 animals. The fifth animal, "Dragon" is released for 2024 coming after "Rabbit" for 2023, "Tiger" for 2022, "Ox" for 2021 and "Rat" for 2020.

feebee has worked as an illustrator since 2002. She made a transition to an artist from around 2015. Making use of her talent for character design that she developed as an illustrator and traditional painting techniques based on the Chinese painting technique of Gongbi and Japanese-style painting, feebee has gained acclaim for works featuring mystical creatures from legends and myths. feebee sees the world as a "cycling" phenomenon and is interested in how we can become involved in the flow to create a virtuous cycle for the next generation. Such sensibilities and interests are expressed through her work.

Price

Sale price¥40,000

About Frame (for "The Beast Known as Kotobuki" by feebee)

About Frame (for "The Beast Known as Kotobuki" by feebee)

Size:39.8 × 39.8 cm/Weight:approx. 2.0kg/Material: Wood, UV Resistant Acrylic

About Frame (for "The Beast Known as Kotobuki" by feebee)

About Frame (for "The Beast Known as Kotobuki" by feebee)

Size:39.8 × 39.8 cm/Weight:approx. 2.0kg/Material: Wood, UV Resistant Acrylic

Quantity:
Size/WeightImage Size: 23.0 × 23.0 cm
Frame Size: 39.8 × 39.8 cm
Specification of frame: Approx. 2.0kg, wood, acrylic resin
MaterialPaper: Echizen Kizuki Hosho Washi made by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano
FeatureType of print: Woodcut print
NotesLimited edition: 80
Date of production: 2020

<The series of "The Beast Known as Kotobuki">
"Rat" for 2020
・"Ox" for 2021
"Tiger" for 2022
"Rabbit" for 2023
"Dragon" for 2024

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