Raijin / Thunder, AKIHITO
Raijin / Thunder

$9,000.00
DOMESTIC ONLY

Artist: AKIHITO
Exhibition: Dark Fantasy: The World of Akihito
Art Width: 17.0" (43.18 cm)
Art Height: 32.0" (81.28 cm)
Art Depth: 16.0" (40.64 cm)
Medium: Clear resin, rigid foam, brass, wood, fabric, aluminum netting
Features: Signed & Numbered on Certificate

Artwork

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"Raijin is the Japanese god of thunder. In Japan, he usually is depicted wearing a tiger-skin Fundoshi (a traditional Japanese undergarment). In early portrayals Raijin’s shoulders were masked with taiko drums to beat out thunderous booms. The traditional depictions of this deity were transformed, and I added elements that came from my conception of him. Fireballs replaced drums. Now ornate fabrics clothe Raijin. These garments are more suitable to the God of Thunder.  

The production period for this piece is 2 months. 

First I sculpted the form by hand to embody the nature of the Japanese god of Thunder. I then made a mold of silicone and fiberglass, but before pouring in the resin I carefully applied internally colored resin into the mod by brush, to achieve the reddish marble stone pattern. After it set, I continued to paint the piece in layers with a special technique to enhance the look of red marble.

Finally I added brass wire and aluminum netting to add space and to create the image of a swirling storm. I made use of old Japanese style textiles to create an antique look." -- Akihito
 


This piece comes with a signed certificate of authenticity from Akihito.

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