Jed Henry - 'Ramen Cats' Giclée Print
Measures 12 x 17 inches.
Archival pigments on acid-free handmade Japanese paper. Every print is signed and sealed by the artist.
Jed Henry mashes popular culture with the beautiful traditional Japanese Woodblock print style. These prints satisfy the geek and art lover in all of us.
From Ukiyoe Heroes: "This new design also maintains the lighthearted feel of a night on the town. The animals are out for an evening snack, stopping at this open stall for a quick bowl of comfort food. One wonders - what kind of broth do cats prefer? Pork? Fish? Chicken? ... Mouse bone?"
This print is full of Japanese cat puns. The smaller cartouche translates to (neko-jita) literally mean 'cat tongue' in Japanese. It's an idiom that means "someone who can't eat hot food". The imagery of a cat timidly lapping with its tongue is a fun metaphor for a person who can't commit to a hot bowl of soup! Westerners are sometimes referred to as neko-jita, because they are often surprised by how hot the Japanese like their food.
For framing, we recommend a 16x20 inch (or 40x50 cm) frame, which is a standard factory size at any major craft or home decor store.