Kirin and Bakeneko


This piece is for a group show at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles called “EAST/WEST”. The gallery works with a number of Asian artists as well as American artists, and this show is specifically meant to mix Eastern/Western traditions from various different perspectives. As many of you may know, I travel to Asia fairly frequently. I have some family who have originally come from Japan and we enjoy visiting there whenever we can. (Also I really dig Tokyo DisneySea, hehe, and always like a good excuse to go there!) Japan has such an exciting number of mythological animals – one of which is the Kirin (sort of dragony-unicorny-giraffe). I’ve included a Kirin in my painting here, wrapped around a shamisen (traditional Japanese instrument). My nephew is named “Fox Kirin” – so as kind of a familial nod, I am painting an Inari fox shrine in the background (it’s actually a specific shrine I have visited on multiple occasions.)  Another delightful mythical beast in Japanese folklore is the Bakeneko (monster cat, similar to a Nekomata or other Yokai – ish kitties!). For the most part, they tend to look like regular cats, but if you look closely they have two tails (or a forked tail, depending on who you ask, and depending on whether they’re being lumped in together wtih Nekomata).
Japan is full of cats, mostly in my own experience I see tailless or bob-tailed cats there, I haven’t seen a two-tailed one yet, but I always keep an eye out 😉
Limited Edition Canvas Prints are SOLD OUT. However, we have now released the Open Edition Remarqued Canvas Prints – they are truly the next best thing. They are the same high quality canvases stretched on boards & ready to hang, but are open edition. This means that they are not numbered, not dated, not signed by Jasmine, not embellished by Jasmine in paint. They are however remarqued with metallic ink on the front with the official JBG seal/remarque (as shown in the photo), and come with a Certificate of Authenticty signed by Jasmine herself. The open edition canvases are shaped a bit differently than the sold-out Limited Editions, they are 12″x16″ and are on thicker stretcher boards, so they are a bit deeper. Open Edition Canvases ship from our Kansas location.
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These prints are made on canvas with archival inks and varnished with a UV resistant finish. They are gallery-wrap style — wrapped on boards, stretched over a frame and are shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. We only release these open edition canvases once Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvases have been sold out. The open edition canvases are on deep gallery wrapped boards. The Open Editions are set to a specific size format and there may be some cropping around the edges from the original artwork. NOTE: The watermark in the image is only for digital display and does not appear in the originals or prints.


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