ONLINE EXHIBITION

除災招福 JO SAI SHO FUKU
(WARD OFF CALAMITIES, INVITE GOOD LUCK):
GODS AND YOKAI IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

EMI KATSUTA

Amabie Mommon, 2020
Resin and cloth
8.3 x 5.5 x 4.3 inches (21 x 14 x 11cm)  

FROM THE ARTIST:
 

While I am hoping my sculpture wards off the current pandemic and I pray for the calamity to end, I also would like to simply cheer myself up by creating this colorful figure full of energy. I hope it cheers you up too. It gave me peace of mind. It is good for your body and soul to see art and be moved by art in difficult times, although it could be considered non-essential. I tend to believe it is more essential now than at any other time. I hope more people, especially the leaders of my country, acknowledge that.