Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Nose Knows

The Nose Knows
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"

For the Giant Robot 2015 Biennale (Hosted by the Japanese American National Museum), I decided to create a painting that has distinct "east meets west" ideas. "The Nose Knows" combines Disney's "Pinocchio" with the Japanese "Tengu"

My reasoning for bringing the two elements together is simple: They both have long noses. I remember the first time I saw a tengu mask. Asides from the obvious phallic suggestions, my next though was that it reminded me of Pinocchio. Anyways, I thought the Japanese American National Museum would be the perfect venue to debut such an idea.
I consider this the second in a series of paintings I call "East Meets West". The first being my painting "Boba"