Inspired by the wonderfully silly spirit characters in Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away," this drawing is my attempt to relive some of the magic of the sento (Japanese for bath house) in the film using ink, watercolor, color pencil, and highlighter.
The humor of water splashing out of all the baths as spirit customers pile in is well placed in the film and I settled on one of those moments, insignificant to the plot, but irreplaceable for its immense charm when some unmentioned characters are doing something in the background; a sweet reminder that the main characters are not the only ones in the setting.
Born and raised in Hawaii, I've been around natural beauty all my life. Through college I dabbled in many different media and determined that of the arts, traditional drawing was what I most enjoyed.
I believe that much of the beauty of art comes from the ability for the artist to discover through mistakes; a trickle of paint that couldn’t have been planned, a line askew that forms the spine of inspiration. Repercussions are part of the human existence and I choose to replicate that experience in my art so as it may become more beautiful an endeavor.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.