My painting for an all-women artists group exhibit called "Dream, Paper, Dream" at Vinyl on Vinyl, The Collective (Makati City). Aptly so, we opened the show last March 8, coinciding with this year's International Women's Day. Exhibit runs until March 22.
The Crane Wife
61 cm x 91.4 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
And yes, this is based on an old Japanese tale of a poor man who found an injured crane on his doorstep and nursed it back to health. A few days after he released the crane, a woman appeared at his doorstep with whom he fell in love and married. In need of money, his wife requested that a weaving room be built and that the poor man should promise never to watch her weave. She began producing wondrous clothes out of silk which they sold for handsome prices. And soon enough, they began to live comfortably. No longer able to contain his curiosity one day, he peeked in. And instead of his wife, he saw a crane plucking its own feathers and weaving them into the loom. With her secret now exposed, the crane wife flew away and never returned.
THIS IMAGE IS BEST APPRECIATED IN FULL VIEW.