Engimono: Daruma

21 July ● 1 min read ● 1 image
Engimono: Daruma

An open wish for the City.

From my new series, "Engimono" which will be unveiled in full at my solo exhibition in Koenji next week (please come if you are free, or check out our online sales page if you feel more comfortable staying in)

Erica Ward Solo Exhibition
えんぎもの
Engimono

7/28~8/2/2020
at CLOUDS ART + COFFEE in Koenji Tokyo
Open 13:00~19:00

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/859818771174429/
Online sales (7/28~8/2 only):
https://cloudscoffee.theshop.jp/

I am excited to announce that I will be holding a solo exhibition in July-August this year. 2020 has been a strange year for everyone, filled with lots of fears and uncertainties. I wanted to channel some positive and protective energy back into this year, and have created a series based on 'engimono,' symbols of celebration and good luck intertwined within the urban environment of an imaginary Tokyo. As we cautiously start venturing back into the city I would love if my paintings of manekineko, tai fish, daruma, omikuji and others can bring a smile and serve as omamori for better days to come.

不安に満ちるこの2020年。これからの世界の軌道が好転する願いをこめて「えんぎもの」シーリズを作りました。
​ペンと水彩の作品でダルマ、招き猫など縁起のいい物と想像の東京風景にあわせることで街を守り、
幸運を引き寄せられるようにと。
みなさんがゆっくりと街に出かけ始めて、この作品に触れ合うことがお守りとなり、
これからの日々に希望を感じられるよう切に願います。

Trent McBride - Web / Mobile Designer in Tokyo, Japan Trent McBride Web / Mobile Designer 24 July

Incredible!

Erica Ward - Illustrator in Tokyo, Japan Erica Ward Illustrator 24 July

Thanks, Trent Mcbride This one was completely absorbing to create.

If you are in the area come by the exhibition next week♪
If you are far away (and/or trying to stay home as much as possible, which is probably the safest idea) you can see the collection up on the gallery shop: https://cloudscoffee.theshop.jp/ from 7/29 till 8/2 :)

Mattias Husser - Art Director in Tokyo, Japan Mattias Husser Art Director 30 July

So cool!

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Erica Ward

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

Pen and watercolor illustrator from the redwood forests of California now exploring the cement forest of Tokyo. Forever inspired by Japan.

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