Praying Amabie and Small Creatures, 2020
Suihi pigments, gofun, sunago pigments and pen on paper
Artwork: 5.3 x 5.3 inches (13.5cm x 13.5cm)
Frame: 10.9 x 10.9 inches (27.7 x 27.7cm)
FROM THE ARTIST:
I painted Amabie and his fellow creatures as they gathered in a forest, being blessed under the starry sky. I hope that peaceful everyday life will come back to each one of us soon.
Glowing Amabie and Spirits, 2020
Japanese ink, ink, mineral pigments, suihi pigments, suihi paint, gofun, sunago pigments on paper.
16.4 x 21.2 inches (41.6 x 53.8 cm) FROM THE ARTIST:
The original Amabie sketch looked adorable to me. It is one of Yaorozu no kami (eight-million gods), so I paint it as a goddess or spirit. I depicted the world full of light. Amabie and spirits are collecting light. I believe everyone is doing the best that they can do now. One of the things I can do is paint. I hope this painting gives you peace of mind.