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9 x 12" Prismacolor markers with a washi tape border.
Mizu Ni Nagasu
10 x 10" The conceptual approach for this piece was inspired by an dispute between myself and my former best friend. The Japanese proverb mizu ni nagasu, roughly translated means “let it flow in the water”. The English equivalent to this is, “water under the bridge” or “forgive and forget”. This meaning was used with the koi fish because it symbolizes courage to continue swimming even when people can’t forgive you just like my former best friend was unable to do.
15 x 20" A whimsical illustration inspired by a glasses ad in a Japanese magazine. My deaf Boston Terrier, Woobie, was incorporated into a unconventional twist on a traditional ad.
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