Fukano 6000 - Limited Print - 13x19"
Fukano 6000 - Limited Print - 13x19"
Fukano 6000 - Limited Print - 13x19"

Fukano 6000 - Limited Print - 13x19"

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$95.00
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$95.00

I'm very proud of this label because I’m the first woman from USA doing a label for a Japanese whisky brand. When I was working on the design, I was inspired by the idea of Fukano doing something revolutionary. I know there are some resistance about rice not being constituted as whisky, but the more I study this field the more I'm learning that the "law" and "definition" of whisky can be interpreted in multiple ways. There's no single, straight answer. So, the Japanese astronaut floating upside down is my way of saying he/she is shaking things up and turning the industry on its head. Here, the astronaut is holding some stocks of rice and little pieces of rice is floating in space to mimic stars. I like to think that, even though people have reservations about rice being whisky, that it can still shine like the constellations in the sky.

The planet is an homage to Le Petit Prince, a tale that explores loneliness, friendship, love, and loss, in the form of a young prince visiting Earth. The Fox says, "One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye." I think that when you believe in something and it comes from a place of love and compassion, you should take a stance, even if the world doesn't agree with you. Sometimes it can be lonely and isolating, but sometimes you run into people who like what you're doing and that is a special gift. I hope that my art makes people smile and laugh...because life can be challenging and emotional, but there's something funny about an astronaut holding a shot of whisky in space. There's irony and huomour in everything people create.
It’s good to know that I'm a part of history of a category in the sense that rice whisky is a brave new world of that evolution and expanision of the whisky industry.

This print is limited to 13 signed copies. The dimensions are 13 by 19 inches on Premium Luster paper.