Kokeshi

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I’ve been invited to participate in this Kokeshi Group Show in San Diego, I had to customize a Kokeshi doll and now it’s ready to be sent! Just in time too, cause we have just been allowed to post full pics of our kokeshis! So here’s a bit more info on the show, and then you can see a nifty Flash turnaround of my entry.

In celebration of Bunka-no-hi – a Japanese national holiday promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavour – Subtext and guest curator, Christina Conway, have carefully selected over 75 artists from 13 different countries to customize traditional Japanese Kokeshi dolls. The Kokeshi doll is a traditional folk art form of Japan, dating back to approximately 1830. Originally made by craftsmen during the winter months for sale to tourists, they have come to symbolize Japan to people around the world. Featured artists include Audrey Kawasaki, Marcos Chin, Julie West, Brandi Milne, Calef Brown, Camilla Engman, Catalina Estrada, Fiona Hewitt, Gina Triplett, Jeremiah Ketner, and many more.

Here’s a list of all participating artists.

Me invitaron a participar en una muestra colectiva en San Diego para la cual tuve que customizar un Kokeshi (es una muñeca tradicional japonesa de madera). Acabo de finalizar el mío y justo se nos ha permitido mostrar imágenes completas de los trabajos, así que acá les dejo un bonito Flash en el que se puede ver desde todos lados.

Acá pueden ver la lista completa de los artistas que participan en la muestra.

6 Responses

  1. IdiotApathy
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    :O …

    That entry…

    is. Amazing. I love it to death. I always thought you were perfect for this sort of thing! I wanna buy it :O

  2. Julien Lapin =:.)
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    Nothing more that what I wrotte in your last post: not a surprise if they asked you… You rock ! 😉
    I will not trust you if you told me it’s your first custom-toy ! 😉
    This Rabitt… Wow ! It’s so good !
    Encore bravo,
    Julien.

  3. Anonymous
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    it’s beautiful Vic. I love how the torso looks like a second face. clever. cheers!

  4. rich pellegrino
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    that last comment was from me. oops!

  5. scott*altmann
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    So great Vic -I love the way you presented it here. Any plans to continue doing work like this? Eiher way – great job!

  6. entdroid
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    Thank you guys! Glad you liked it!
    Yes I’d like to do some more stuff along these lines, we’ll see what happens tho!