WW2 R-45 chinese warbird

this is my submission for myplasticheart's annual new moon exhibit where artists interpret the signs of the chinese zodiac.

so you're asking yourself "uh, what the hell is that thing?". here's as succinct an answer as i can provide: after immediately picking the rooster as my animal to interpret (because i've never drawn one and they're hella cool), i did some cursory research on the chinese zodiac, and noticed that 1945 was a "year of the rooster." digging a little deeper, i found out that the chinese military machinery used in WW2 was a patchwork of vehicles and weapons imported from a myriad of other countries. with all of that info in the blender, i hit "puree" and the result is a 7-meter tall instrument of annihilation that has tank treads for feet, chest mounted cannons, a crew of 3 and a really sour attitude.

thanks to john wong for inviting me to be part of the show. i can't wait to see what all of the other participants came up with!

show opening
friday, february 5
6-9 pm
runs through march 6

210 forsyth street
new york, ny 10002
ph: 646.290.6866


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