Often, whether through chat, forums, or a search through the myriad shops on Etsy, I come across a shop so unique, so exceptional, so fantastic - that I wish I were a buyer. Mumbot is a shop on Etsy that, since I can't buy from directly, I want to share with all of you. Hopefully, you will be moved to purchase on of her pieces - and I can live the purchase vicariously through you. If not, at least you'll learn of another absolutely delightful Etsyian with amazing talent and vision!
Mumbot sells original paintings as well as the more affordable prints of said paintings. She offers prints with high-definition inks on either matte paper or velvet fine art paper. Her subject matter is predominantly based on childhood dreams, adventures, and fears - yet there is an overarching theme of comfort and protection in them. I found that her influences are diverse: ranging from Hiyao Miyozake ("My Neighbor Totoro", "Spirited Away") to traditional Native American spirit art.
Her profile, as quoted directly from her shop, gives you a sense of who the artist behind Mumbot really is:
"Jade Kuei (b. 1981) is a new media artist, designer, illustrator and animator based in Jersey City. Kuei was born in Los Angeles, California and has also lived in Las Vegas and New York. Ms. Kuei graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2003, focusing on fine art and two-dimensional animation. In her freetime she has been hard at work developing powerful creative formulas. Kuei illustrates whimsical yet haunted abstractions of her own dreams and experiences. Her 3 year old son, Everest and his superpowers, have been catalysts of inspiration and as the fulcrum for her further documentation, he remains the key to unlocking her magnum opus."
I love doing so many things - and I tend to strive for perfection in all of them - but I achieve all of them in my own quirky way. I've decided that's a good thing - I'd rather enjoy doing many things than be perfect at one or two. I love my wee EVA Blog - and I love all of you who come to read my musings, delights, findlings, and rants.