aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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15 of 52: First Day of School
Posted by dav at 2008 January 7 01:12 AM
File under: Art

Mie once told me a story about when she moved to Japan at age 9, an american kid who could only speak English, and was thrust into a Japanese elementary school. She had a hard time being accepted there and it changed her from being a gregarious young girl to someone who was shy and lacked self-confidence. The students there found her so strange and foreign that they would crowd around the windows of her classroom to get a peek of her.

For this week's piece I used three different images, ran them through vector magic and combined them in Illustrator then added ink and watercolor.

First Day of School

Images used (creative commons licensed):

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