by Mikkal Noptek June. 06, 2013 3361 views

November 03, 2012

This taxidermied deer has been completely transformed through the artist??s use of variably sized ??PixCell? beads, a term he invented. PixCell is a portmanteau word combining the idea of a ??cell? with that of a ??pixel,? the smallest unit of a digital image. Whether intentionally or unintentionally on the artist??s part, PixCell-Deer#24 resonates with a type of religious painting known as a Kasuga Deer Mandala, which features a deer??the messenger animal of Shinto deities??posed similarly with its head turned to the side, and with a round sacred mirror on its back. For painters of the Rinpa school, the deer was depicted often as a companion of ancient sages and had auspicious or poetic associations.

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Gillian Parsons 8 years, 3 months ago

Very different.

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Josy 8 years, 3 months ago

Merci de nous faire connaître cela. C'est assez fascinant et poétique

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Agnes Felber 8 years, 3 months ago

Is it an actual dead deer covered in these glass bubbles? Very interesting! I did not know about the Kasuga Deer Mandala, either! All the things one can learn here!

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G B 8 years, 3 months ago

I think this is fascinating and adds to the mystique behind these enchanting creatures! thanx for sharing!

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Sadhya Rippon 8 years, 3 months ago

Truly weird!

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Marilyn Grimble 8 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for the information - certainly original!

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