Kitsune-Ken by Daria Aksenova

Kitsune-Ken Artwork by Daria Aksenova
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Title: Kitsune-Ken
Date Created: 2017
Copyright: © Daria Aksenova
Genre: Fantasy
Mediums: Pen, Ink
Views: 475
Posted: 12/8/2017

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Daria Aksenova
Member Since December 2017

Projects: I currently show at galleries across the United States including Haven Gallery (Northport, NY), Paradigm Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Modern Eden (San Francisco, CA), Antler Gallery (Portland, OR), Abend Gallery (Denver, CO) and Dark Art Emporium (Long Beach, CA). My work can be seen in multiple international publications, including magazines (ImagineFX, Beautiful Bizarre, Create!, & Pikchur) and art books (Infected by Art Volume 6 & 7) as well as a nomination for the 2019 Chesley Awards in " Best Three-Dimensional Art" category by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA).

Location: Houston, TX

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Pen and Ink on hand-cut, layered, suspended paper. 9" x 9" (Framed to 10" x 10") Kitsune, the Japanese fox, are often seen as an omen and act as messengers of the spirit Inari. They are tricksters and shapeshifters. They progressively earn up to nine tails through their wisdom and longevity. They gain first the ability to turn into a human and later the form of a beautiful woman - at which time they earn the first of their tails. This work depicts her first appearance in an ongoing series about Therianthropy and shapeshifting. The name is derived from an old Japanese rock-paper-scissors-like game, and translates as “Fox Fist”. Players simultaneously choose between a supernatural fox (狐, kitsune) which defeats the village head (庄屋, shouya) that defeats the hunter (猟師, ryoushi) ; the hunter defeats the fox.

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