Egg of the Sun Riso Print

 34.00

 

2 color risograph print
Dimensions: 29,7 x 42cm (A3)
Frame not included

 

Signed and numbered in edition of 20
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Egg of the Sun Riso Print

Egg of the Sun Riso Print

Maaike Canne is an illustrator and artist living and working in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Her illustrations all have this super thoughtful surreal quality to them, almost like there’s a bigger riddle at play and each work is another clue. Yet her murals have this whimsical larger than life vibe that makes you feel like a small little kid tasting ice cream for the very first time.

Some background information on this work:
Japan has a culture of gift-giving. Gifts are presented not only on special occasions but as part of the tradition to show appreciation, extend courtesy and build relationships. Fruit is considered a luxury item and plays an important part in Japan’s extensive gift-giving practices.

Whereas in many Western cultures fruit is prized for their nutritional value, the Japanese see fruit in almost spiritual terms. For this reason, high-end fruit has come to be viewed as an important symbol of respect. These gift fruits are available in luxury grocer’s dedicated to gift fruit. Mangoes sold under the Taiyo no Tamago (Egg of the Sun) label are selected under strict criteria including weight and sugar content. Although not all Japanese consumers buy expensive fruit to gift – many appreciate its rarefied taste.