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The flags series started in 2017 and is part of a project called "existential mice". They are derived from the famous 19th century Japanese artist's, Katsushika Hokusai, woodblock-printed design, ``The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife``, in which two octopuses are making love to a woman. the text inscribed on the print are the words spoken by the two male water creatures. In return my version of the scene and the sequences or alternatives to it, are described (including the text) from the female-mouse character's point of view.

The series as a whole proposes to address the question of female sexuality and sexual assertiveness in contemporary culture.

"film still I" and "flag I", studio view 2018

"film still" is formed of a repetition of erotic images from my own "sequence" to Hokusai's ''fisherman's wife dream". ''flag I" is the flag and mouse version of the same famous Japanese print.

"film still II" and "flag I", studio view 2018

"film still" is formed of a repetition of erotic images from my own "sequence" to Hokusai's ''fisherman's wife dream". ''flag I" is the flag and mouse version of the same famous Japanese print.

"flag I/the girl with tentacles" 

"flag I/girl with tentacles" is the flag and mouse version of the famous Japanese print, Hokusai's ''fisherman's wife dream".

Dimensions 250/200 cm, 78/98 inches, chinese crayon and acrylic on silk, woodpole, 2017.

"prayer flag I" 

''prayer flag I'' comes from the Eastern idea of prayer flag for happiness and health juxtaposed to the idea of female desire as an act of assertiveness. Dimensions: 180/120 cm, 70/47 inches, colored pencil and acrylic on silk, mounted on canvas, 2019.

"flag II" (detail) 

"flag II" is a flag and mouse sequence to the famous Japanese print, Hokusai's ''fisherman's wife dream".
Dimensions 350/150 cm, 137/59 inches, acrylic on flag fabric, woodpole, 2017.

"flag II"

"flag II" is a flag and mouse sequence to the famous Japanese print, Hokusai's ''fisherman's wife dream".
Dimensions 350/150 cm, 137/59 inches, acrylic on flag fabric, woodpole, 2017.

"flag III" 

""flag III" is a flag and mouse sequence to the  famous Japanese print, Hokusai's ''fisherman's wife dream".
Dimensions 400/150 cm, 157/59 inches, acrylic on flag fabric, woodpole, 2017.