Blessings To You

4.5" x 13.5"

2017

Letterpress on paper

Talismans (also known as charms) made given for the new year. Imagery on the talisman tells a story of giving someone " The 5 Bats". The Chinese symbols, or characters, for “bat” (蝠 fú) are the homonyms of “fortune” (福 fú) or “blessings", essentially giving someone The 5 Blessings. Other imagery included on the charm also symbolizes good luck (eggs, pots/vessels, Afro Ken, hands holding flowers, mountains, etc.)