LITTLE DRAGON Poster
Poster size: 22.5″x30″ ©2004
Original Art: 48″x 30″, acrylic on Arches paper mounted on board.
Model is Masuimi Max.
Olivia: “I could not resist using this Hokusai masterpiece (c. 1825) as a background for this painting. It had so much passion, rendered by a master, who captured all with such spare line and texture. The arm and hand reminded me of Picasso, and the great influence Japanese prints had on Western art. Another artist under the spell of these amazing Japanese ukio-e (woodblock prints) was the Art Nouveau master Aubrey Beardsley (1873-1898), who’s art, in turn, was on my mind. So I kept this painting monochromatic. Masuimi had posed wearing an anime wig, and I adapted the real tattoo of twin dragons on her back, to fit her painted form. I had a great time juggling so many influences in one work.”
Poster size: 22.5″x30″ ©2001