Share this image! :) #AMABIEchallenge Art by @liajocelin In the late 1800s Edo Era of Japan, a Yokai appeared and spoke of abundance and a pandemic, the latter which could be staved off by sharing its image. A drawing was made into wood block prints and shared like a meme far and wide. Nowadays, artists have been creating fun new drawings and sharing them during this Covid-19 pandemic, accompanied by the hashtag #AMABIEchallenge. This is my version!! . . The Amabie Legend: “A glowing object had been spotted in the sea, almost on a nightly basis. The town’s official went to the coast to investigate and witnessed the amabie. According to the sketch made by this official, it had long hair, a mouth like bird’s bill, was covered in scales from the neck down and three-legged. Addressing the official, it identified itself as an amabie and told him that it lived in the open sea. It went on to deliver a prophecy: “Good harvest will continue for six years from the current year; if disease spreads, show a picture of me to those who fall ill and they will be cured.” Afterward, it returned to the sea.” . . . #maythemoderndayplagegoaway #amabie #inkdrawing #ink #original #draw #drawing #colorful #print #illustration #paper #art #artist #artwork #arte #gallery #creative #artistoninstagram #artsy @invisible_industries

43 Estudiantes by Munk One 2015 Acrylic painting on mounted board 4X5 feet tall. First Exhibited at Manifest Justice in Los Angeles CA In this painting, the character, a female Zapatisa, is a figure of strength. She rides a bicycle while dressed in bold colored clothes, holding up a sign demanding JUSTICE FOR ALL! My grandmother once told me that she never learned how to ride a bike because her father didn’t allow her to since she was a female. It just wasn’t something a young lady living in her region did at the time. The character in the painting was painted in reference to the people in the world who were and are still not allowed to do simple things like ride bikes, things that most people take for granted. The number 43 painted in red on the mask also represents those who will never be able to try new things because their lives were tragically cut short. In 2014, 43 students from a teachers college in Ayotzinapa, MX were kidnapped and murdered. According to government investigations, they were forcibly taken by Iguala local police authorities and then handed to local crime syndicates who brutally tortured and killed the students and then tried to erase all evidence of the crimes committed. The students were on their annual journey to Mexico City to commemorate the anniversary of a previous Massacre. Some arrests have been made since then, and the detailed collusion between government authorities and crime syndicates have in turn brought many communities, both local and afar, together to speak out against these injustices. One of the groups who stood up in solidarity with the parents of the fallen are the EZLN, commonly known as the Zapatisas. The monarch butterfly has represented the souls of the dead who return to earth to visit the living since pre-hispanic times. It sits on the handle bars as a sign of hope. . . . #painting #original #colorful #art #acrylic #paint #artist #arte #justice #artistoninstagram #munk #gallery #creative #artsy #artwork #bicycle @invisible_industries #bike #rebel