The One and Only
|June 2011, Beijing|
August 2011, Cervera de los Montes
|A4 (29,7 x 21,0 cm)|
|Watercolor, acrylic color, pencil, color pencil, ball-point pen and felt-tip pen on paper|
The image is from the Chinese Golden Monkey Milk Candy with fragrant dasheen flavor.
Golden Monkey refers to Monkey King, Sūn Włkōng, the main character in the classical Chinese epic novel Journey to the West. In the novel, he is a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India.
Chinese Godfather - The First and Only is a Hong Kong film produced in 1974.
Private collection, Helsinki.
China, mafia, golden monkey|