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The Crane Wife by katrinapallon The Crane Wife by katrinapallon
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
March 2011


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.
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rjdalmacio Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
executing on acrylic meant it leaves little room for correction. this is such a beauty. :)
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ardenofardrah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful story
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Gorgeous. I love the rich colours and bold patterns.
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Sabinzart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful ! I love your style !
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional
very nice work
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suhaylah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
A wonderful painting, and a lovely story, too.
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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aunjuli Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I love the shapes, and colors are so vibrant!
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Seigii Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. A lot like Klimt style.
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