Artist Description

Maneki-neko (Japanese: translated literally means "beckoning cat" or Fortune Cat and can be traced back as far as 1852. It is commonly believed to be a talisman of good fortune and holds it paw in a beckoning movement drawing people into shops. It has become a popular image and one which I love for its simplicity of design and humour. Although it has been much commercialised I love its often shiny gold coating or white plastic. Having it cast in bronze was a way of showing the value it has for me, an object who’s whimsy I find offbeat and enchanting.

The Happiness Of Imagined Promises Ed.2/12

Bronze Sculpture by Grace Kotze
Materials used
bronze with verdigris patina
Size
W:8cm x H:12cm x D:7cm
Ltd Edition of 12

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      Maneki-neko (Japanese: translated literally means "beckoning cat" or Fortune Cat and can be traced back as far as 1852. It is commonly believed to be a talisman of good fortune and holds it paw in a beckoning movement drawing people into shops. It has become a popular image and one which I love for its simplicity of design and humour. Although it has been much commercialised I love its often shiny gold coating or white plastic. Having it cast in bronze was a way of showing the value it has for me, an object who’s whimsy I find offbeat and enchanting.

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