I will be participating in JapanLA’s “Kittens & Ice Cream’ art exhibition, which opens June 4th!
I just finished photographing the art piece that I’ll be entering in the gallery! A portion of the sales will go to the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support.
I used gouache, which I love for its texture, and some acrylic to get the pearly looking accents just right At first, I had just the cat face on the ice cream cone, but added fangs and creepy claws to it to give it more character and weirdness, haha. The little faces in the melted puddle creep me out…!
I named it ネコポリタン (Nekopolitan),! Will gave me the idea to mishmash the words “Neko ” (which means “cat” in Japanese) and neopolitan, since the colors are striped in the ice cream
Hope you guys like it! If you have any questions about it, or are interested in purchasing, let me know at email@example.com!
ネコポリタン (Nekopolitan), 2011
8″ x 10″
Gouache and acrylics on board
Frame is lavender with silver glitter (1″ deep)
If you’d like to see the work in person, it will be on display in JapanLA from June 4 throughout the month! Also, if you’re local to LA, you can come to the big opening party! (Hosted by my event production company Bubble Punch!) Hope to see you there!