Release Date: 2023
Image: 12″x9″ (including paper margins)
Behold the mythical Pufferkeet, part pufferfish, part parakeet. As critters go, the Pufferkeet is an enigma. Sure, the spikes are intimidating. They signal to others to stay back! But the eye tells another story. It beckons the viewer closer to gaze upon a pricky countenance. Watch out; this adorable critter will find its way to your heart.
This original artwork was designed, carved, and printed by Lyell Castonguay. Ink is applied to a carved wooden block and hand-pressed onto Japanese Chiri. Chiri has randomly distributed bark pieces sprinkled throughout, so every sheet of paper is unique. The artwork is signed in pencil by the artist.