Flower Pepper Gallery Presents “Xiong Mao”

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On Saturday, April 11, Flower Pepper Gallery presents Xiong Mao, a collection of works inspired by China’s national treasure, the Giant Panda. “Xiong Mao” directly translates to “Bear Cat,” which has been the focus of Chinese mythology and folk lore for generations.

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Jezabel Nekranea

Each artist participating in this exhibition has been invited to create one piece portraying their interpretation of either the beloved giant panda, or a bear and cat. “Xiong Mao” will be Flower Pepper Gallery’s second panda inspired exhibition.

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Kristian Adam

The reception is open to the public and on view until May 12. For purchase inquiries or to request a preview, email contact@flower-pepper.com.

Leila Ataya

Leila Ataya

Participating artists include: Alex Louisa, Ania Tomicka, Cory Benhatzel, Crowded Teeth, David Chung, David Natale, Denae Wilcowski, Desiree Fessler, Emiko Woods, Heather Gross, Jeremiah Ketner, Jezabel Nekranea, Jill Bencsits, Jiny He, Jon Lau, Jonathan Martinez, Joshua Roman, Katie Nagayama, KiSung Koh, Kristian Adam, Leila Ataya, Luke Chueh, Nhu Diep, Nico Guidote, Nicole Bruckman, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Seth Drenner, ShadowMonsterBear, Shanghee Shin, Susanne Apgar, Thomas Han, Tory Lin, Tony Rabit, Yejin Oh.

Flat Bonnie WonderCon 2015 Exclusives

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Flat Bonnie will bring two new exclusives to WonderCon 2015! Visit Booth 1749 to find BunEwok, Flat Bonnie in her WonderCon costume. Limited to 25 signed and numbered pieces. Each 12″ handmade plush is $35 and comes with adoption certificate, button, and sticker. Made of faux fur, soft fleece, and vinyl pleather with safety eyes.

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Sparq the Baby Dragon (Sour Candy Edition) is limited to 20 signed and numbered pieces. Each 11″ handmade plush is $50 and comes with adoption certificate, button, and sticker. Made of soft fleece, airbrushed vinyl pleather, metal spikes, and safety eyes.

Both exclusives will also be available for pre-order on Flat Bonnie’s website starting this Friday, March 20.

Whispering Spirit Vinyl Figure Set

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Meet Whispering Spirit, a character designed by Bubi Au Yeung in 2012. Back then, Whispering Spirit was released as a limited edition polystone figure by KUSSO.

Yellow Whispering Spirit

In 2013, Bubi lined up Crazylabel and KUSSO to start producing Whispering Spirit as a smaller version in vinyl. Bubi also designed 3 colorways and created 2 new characters: Forgotten Soul and Smiley Slow Soul.

Grey Whispering Spirit

She says: “It have been an unforgettable experience to make WS in vinyl, the final products took lot of time and efforts to make, and so happened that is also the final project by Crazylabel.”

Whispering Spirit Blue side

Blue Whispering Spirit comes with a spirit (bubble) and backpack. The backpack and spirit are interchangeable among the WS figures. Each Whispering Spirit is around 3″ tall.

Forgotten Soul

Meet Forgotten Soul: Whispering Spirit believes that our childhood and precious memory live in the forgotten soul. Forgotten Soul is about 1.5″ tall.

Grey Whispering Spirit Set

Grey Whispering Spirit comes with a spirit (Bubble) and Forgotten Soul.

Smiley Slow Soul

This is Smiley Slow Soul: Whispering Spirit takes everything slowly and believes a simple smile can smooth our soul. Smiley Slow Soul is about 1.5″ tall.

Yellow Whispering Spirit Set

Yellow Whispering Spirit comes with a spirit (bubble) and Smiley Slow Soul.

WS Package

The 3 Whispering Spirit colorways will be available as a box set – limited to 333 sets at $90 per set. The toys are still in production and will hopefully be available in April.

Story of Whispering Spirit:
Whispering Spirit talks to his best friend,
“the spirit”, a lot and relies on him very much.
“the spirit” is there for him always, especially when he got hurt or was lonely.
One thing Whispering Spirit doesn’t realize is, “the spirit” is just his imaginary friend, and what he has always counted on is actually his own self…A lot of times, we survived with our endurance’s backing, and nobody but us are our only best friends…

Erica Sirotich “Liberation of the Dolphins of Taiji”

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How amazing is this new piece by Erica Sirotich? Created for Supahcute Kaiju Show 2, “Liberation of the Dolphins of Taiji” is now showing at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. On her Instagram, she said: “I’ve been wanting to do a piece about the Taiji dolphin hunts for a long time, and this is the perfect opportunity for it. It’ll be simultaneously adorable and editorial–one of my first attempts at this sort of piece.”

Erica will be donating $5 from the sale of each print to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, in support of their efforts to oppose the dolphin hunt and capture industry in Taiji, Japan. This print is available as framed and unframed.

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Revenge of the Derpy Dino for Supahcute Kaiju Show 2

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SaoZen created two epic plush diorama sets for Supahcute Kaiju Show 2 – the first is called “Revenge of the Derpy Dino.”

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Artist Sao De La Vega says that she started with the derpy dino, but she decided the piece needed “more destruction.” As she worked on the set pieces, her boyfriend Loren wanted to know why the building didn’t have a face. That’s why she created the saddest building ever.

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She also created a sequel piece called “Night of the Rise of the Revenge of the Derpy Dino 2: The Sequel.” Who says that the sequel can’t be as great as the first one?

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Both SaoZen pieces sold on opening night, but you must visit Leanna Lin’s Wonderland to see them in person. Supahcute Kaiju Show 2 runs through April 26, and you can see remaining pieces online.