When tigers smoked pipes 2 Painting by Helen Burden

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Painting: Acrylic, beads, sequins, Spray Paint, gold leaf on Canvas.

Most of Korea’s traditional tales begin with “When tigers smoked pipes,” an seemingly odd expression that became the Asian version of “Once upon a time.” In a time when tigers smoked was also a time of myth and legend where anything was possible. I love this idea of an image to signify the suspension of disbelief. Tigers and cats are familiar motifs in Asia and I wanted to incorporate this idea and image in a modern way into my own work. I wanted to pare back and use simple materials and colours. At the moment I am also fascinated by 'Baker-Miller Pink' and wanted to use pink and this related colour palette in my work.


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When tigers smoked pipes 2

Helen Burden

Mauritius

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Size: 19.7 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 in

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