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Japanese artist spend 3+ years on his artwork

                 *Images courtesy Chazen Museum of Art

A Japanese artist names Manabu Ikeda created this massive painting of an intricate Tsunami spanning more than 3 years. It is titled Rebirth. It took him 3 years 3 months and 12 days to completely this symbolic artwork of the 2011 tsunami and the subsequent nuclear reactor crisis at Fukushima.

How neatly and slowly he improvised small details in his artwork is beyond explanation.

It stands 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide taking him aprox. 9250 hours, 400 broken pen tips, 20 emptied ink bottles and 130 square feet of canvas, just to land in some perspective.

Over the course of creating Rebirth, Ikeda fathered two daughters and injured his right shoulder, both of which are visible in the art, Museum of Art editor Kirstin Pires says. In a correspondance with Ikeda during the illustration process mid-July, the artist describes the incident to The Creators Project: "I dislocated my right shoulder in skiing accident last January." This had an immediate impact on Rebirth. "The first three months after the injury, I couldn’t use my right hand, so I worked with my left hand. I can use the right hand now, but it’s still weak and needs taking break every a hour. I have only four more months to finish the work, I can’t rest any more!"

**Courtesy - The Creators Project

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