The Life of Discarded Things - Set of 1 to 6 in the series
Japanese folklore & proverbs are a huge source of inspiration to me and this new series of prints looks at an area of particular fascination. In Japanese folklore all things have a spirit (or a god residing within them), including such items as household tools and objects. In literature and illustrated books there are examples of Yōkai (a supernatural monster or spirit/妖怪) which have been transformed from everyday items into mischievous characters once they reach 100 years in age. But in addition, an object that has been tossed aside or remained unused without the proper thanks can also become animated into taking revenge. This series of prints will highlight some of the characters you may find familiar in your own home, and might give you pause for thought.
This product listing is for 6 prints, one each of numbers 1 through 6 in The Life of Discarded Things. Normal un-discounted price to purchase the entire set of six would be £235.00, and so the set purchase represents a discount of £40.00
The set is comprised of one print of each of:
No.1 The Drippy Teapot
No.2 The Unfinished Knitting
No.3 The Potshards
No.4 The Forgotten Camera
No.5 The Unused Grater
No.6 The Best China
Every print comes with a printed paper 'story slip' (see images above) describing how the character depicted came to their discarded life. Please see each prints individual listing for the stories. The story slip can be pasted on to the backing board of a frame, or mounted in a window under the print itself for framing if desired.
Entirely hand printed using natural oil based pigment inks. Each print will have natural small variations, due to the methods used.
Printed on 100g oatmeal 100% recycled paper (with natural flecks).
Paper size: A3 (297 x 420 mm or 11.7 x 16.5 inches).
Signed in pencil and stamped with nakamura characters [中村] in red ink in the bottom right hand corner.
Please note: the prints are sold unmounted/ unframed - the images are for illustration only.