Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Pakupaku in Portland, OR
In Portland only 2 days so far and I've already fallen in love with this city. A lot of reasons not just about the friendly people, delicious food, and nice weather. I think the uplifting vibe and the nature really make this city so lovely. The temperature started getting pretty cold the next day I arrived in Stumptown. I feel that I just jumped from the summer straight to the winter. (LA's winter is about like this)
My inspiration of "Pakupaku" came from one of my childhood toys - The fishing game. Pakupaku means "the moving mouth". I was pretty excited to find one while I was browsing at a local supermarket years ago and I knew I had to make an interesting painting about it. So here I made the "mac & cheese girl" involve in the game. (I have a series of work about this girl who is always in her mac & cheese fantasy world)
19"x15" Framed, custom built shadow box
This piece will be on display for this show:
3 Pins On a Map II : Featuring artists from 3 different locations around the world
Krista Huot - Canada | Kana Ohtsuki - Japan | Jeni Yang - U.S.A.
Oct. 1st - Nov. 1st 2009 | Reception: October 1st @ 7:00pm
107 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Please contact Matt: email@example.com If you are interested.
More gallery view and detail pictures:
Some work-in-progress snaps: