Headup! Here comes your daily dose of cuteness and possibly vitC! Jade Kuei of Mumbot has dropped a limited edition of 10 “Strawberry Shumi” sofubi edition! since it’s been total poo around the world right now Jade felt like doing something extra to sweeten up everyone’s day because she thinks we all could use some of that right now, everyone who buys one of these will get a little Strawberry Shumi full-color illustration as well! all set to add some bling into the darker days that the world is going through right now. Who can resist that little smile of SHUMI MUSHRUM.
Limited Edition of 10 hand embellished Shumi Mushrumi sofubi (plus 2 AP’s). Signed on the bottom. Sofubi made in Japan.
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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