If the late Cilla Black was still around she would be singing Surprise Surprise! as Jade Kuei of Mumbot gives us a surprise release! With the darkness around the world right now, there’s no better way to add a spot of colour and smiles with Jade’s Shumi Mushrumi Pastel Rainbow Swirl Sofubi edition. Who can resist that little smile of SHUMI MUSHRUM. We can’t resist smiling seeing Pastel colour palette used Shumi Mushrumi. We do wonder which enchanted forest Shumi Mushrumi are from to give Shumi Mushrumi that colour. What we do know is Shumi Mushrumi is a micro edition and only five are available!
Micro Edition of 5 of the “Pastel Rainbow Swirl” Shumi Mushrumi Sofubi. This is a fully hand-painted item, so none of them is exactly alike. There’s even a pastel rainbow underpainting in the white crevices as well.
PRICE: $75 USD
Jade Kuei a.k.a. “MUMBOT” is a NY/BKK based artist who also goes by the professional alias of “Mumbot”. She exhibits works across the country as well as internationally and has had works published in “Kawaii Design+” (DoPress Books), “Kawaii Manga Adorable!” (HarperDesign) and “Chibi Manga Irresistible” (HarperDesign, Monsa). MUMBOT enjoys creating characters, comics, zines, designer toys, installations of her mythical and magical worlds and more. Be on the lookout for Aughostus, Mossy and Shumi Mushrumi who have just begun making their presence known in the designer toy scene.
She has taught workshops at various locations as well. In her free time she has been hard at work developing powerful creative formulas. Kuei illustrates whimsical yet haunted abstractions of her own dreams and experiences. Her kids and their superpowers have been catalysts of inspiration and as the fulcrum for her further documentation, remain the key to unlocking her magnum opus.
‘My artistic process expresses my fear of threats and dangers of the outside world upon youth while attempting to find within themselves the power to overcome harsh circumstances, strength to cope with challenges and the courage to care. Illustrating inspirational young characters among animal companions, spirits & mythical creatures with a connection to nature. Creating scenes with a creepy, yet cute approach, where they emerge triumphant against – or flow in harmony with intimidating, isolating and dangerous backgrounds while simultaneously exploring the interconnectedness of life and death – as well as a need to connect with the wild or “the unknown” – is essential to my work.’
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