Based on characters from Kurosawa Akira’s immense classic Seven Samurai, I mあde these dolls in 2007(?). Seven Samurai was one of the first movies to spark my interest in Japan. If you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it! The challenge with these dolls was deciding on a colour scheme that would suit each of the characters and translating that from grainy, gritty black and white 1950s film. よくできましたカプコさん！！My only regret with these dolls is that I didn’t sell them as a set. Boohoo!
Mara – The Snake Demon (2012) – A classic Cupco Doll found in my storage facility (and now sold). Inspired by Indian Mythology and the Buddha manga by Tezuka Osamu. Mara is part of the Cupco Dolls series which included over 500 hand-made, hand-sewn, hand-printed felt dolls. To see more Cupco Dolls click here.
KUPKOR (KUPKOR = KUPKO + KOREA) was a collaboration zine with Korea publishing house SSE Projects from 2017. Basically a brochure of all CUPCO work up until that date! I hand screenprinted over 500 A5 sized postcards to insert in each of the zines. KUM SUM NI DA~~~!
A selection of the exquisitely hand-stitched sponges made by CUPCO! for the CUPCO DOMESTIC BLISS exhibition at Little Woods Gallery in Melbourne October 2017.