除災招福 JO SAI SHO FUKU
(WARD OFF CALAMITIES, INVITE GOOD LUCK):
GODS AND YOKAI IN TIME OF PANDEMIC
Oil on canvas
20.9 x 20.9 inches (53 x 53 cm)
FROM THE ARTIST:
Amabie somewhat resembles the eccentric look of doctors who treated Plague patients in Medieval Europe. They both have odd beaks. Amabie could be a foreign doctor who crossed the sea and migrated to Japan. I wonder if the world pre-COVID19 was any good. I hope we make the world post-COVID19 a much better place for all of us.