• Image of MARSIPAN & MILOU 2/25

Giclee print on Hahnemühle Museum paper
Photo Rag® Bright White
310 gsm · 100% Cotton · bright white

Signed, numbered and embossed in a limited edition of 25
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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Vintage cartoon 1st edition 'Marsupilami och Kaktuskrisen'.

The search of fathers and the meaning of fatherhood has taken my siblings and I on a lifelong journey. On the subject of father's lost, modern society has become adjusted to this un-idealised family unit. The dog has the image of the 'perfect' family placed on his heart and from this innate ideal there radiates the thoughts that takes me on my quest. Although questions will always remain we try and find a resolution, a sense of peace within one's self. Marsipan tells the story of self-discovery and eventually self-realisation, from starting dark at the top of the tail the beginning is a twisted, unfurling time of questions and no answers. As we move on and grow down the body the colours become less tormented and bring with them a fresher outlook. We then progress into enlightenment, the colours grow lighter and questions of life's hows and whys become less of a concern and a sense of self is discovered.

This dog is based on ‘The Blue Lotus’ printed in Stockholm 1947.

Milou comic books hold a very special memory for me as a childhood love. Time spent reading them as a child took me away on adventures in my imaginary mind. When I became an adult little was I to know the comics would be intertwined with memories of my own adventures. I would often travel to India for work in the search of colour and inspiration, these journeys would always involve my then boyfriend. To escape the hustle and bustle of the city he discovered a favourite coffee shop and found a collection of Tintin comics. This is where I would find him happily reading, consumed by the stories and taken away by the action, where he found his own place of peace. This particular dog features Milou on every cartoon frame.

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