12.06.2007

Lucky Cat Show in New York!

About a month or two ago, I was invited to be in a group show in New York. The theme is the lucky cat figure who you can see in most japanese stores and restaurants, waving at you, enticing you to spend money. Hopefully this is funny to people, even those who don't know the japanese lucky cat...

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The drawing was made after I read this on Wikipedia:
"It is commonly believed the higher the raised paw, the greater the luck. Consequently, over the years Maneki Neko's paw has tended to appear ever higher. Some use the paw height as a crude method of gauging the relative age of a figure. Another common belief is that the higher the paw, the greater the distance good fortune will come from."

Now I kind of want to build a sculpt like the one I drew.

3 Comments:

Blogger Josh Parpan said...

Hey Elizabeth!
that toy is Great! and that pencil test is Great! and this is Great!

Good work!

9:01 PM, December 06, 2007  
Blogger Jay D Smith said...

cute!

5:10 PM, December 12, 2007  
Blogger Neil Graf said...

If you made that cat with the really long arm, I would buy it without a second thought.

11:45 PM, December 18, 2007  

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