Pascale Rousseau

Paris, France


Otafuku, the Japanese goddess of Mirth

Drawing on a bean (length: 24mm)

To draw on a bean: anyone can do it anywhere in the world since this plant is shared by millions of people on Earth. Like any seed, it is a powerful concentrate of life, nourishment for the body, and a source of inspiration for the eye.

Exercising this modest #art is a very simple way to honor the little treasures of everyday life, to thank nature for what it offers us, to find connections with ancient beliefs when animism was obvious. In most cultures bean is considered as a symbol of renewal, brings luck and prosperity, wards off misfortune, and chases away evil spirits, so… always have a (painted) bean at home!
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