It Took 10 Hours/Day And 3.5 Years, For This Man From Japan To Make This Giant Pen
The artist Manabu Ikeda started working on it way back in 2013 and finished only recently.
#9 Tough Nation
In 2011, Japan suffered a great deal with the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and the Tsunami. But it is a tough nation because just 6 years later it's completely rebuilt itself and back on its feet.
#8 Similar Process
The artist Manabu says that he wanted to show the transformation as Japan rebuilt itself.
#7 The Painting is a 13×10 foot piece.
Manabu started working on it back in 2013, he spent 6 days a week, 10 hours a day and 3.5 years to complete it.
#6 At first look....
It shows a tree growing majestically out of the destruction left behind.....
#5 But when you look closely....
There's a lot of tiny details that tell a story of their own.
"My goal is to faithfully express my view of the world in my composition, but I don't intentionally depict detailed images," he told the Chazen Museum of Art.
"Because I see details when I observe things, rather than the whole, I find pen and ink to be the best tools to express how I see them," he continues.
#2 The story that the painting says...
Is one of the many that are hidden in it.
#1 Have a look!
Look at the making of 'Rebirth'!
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