"Astro Panda," 2016, Acrylic on plywood
Astro Panda: he travels the universe in search of breathtaking cosmic views, and perhaps will discover a more nutritious form of bamboo.
This painting was based off a custom sticker created during Galerie F's Draw! Draw! Draw! event on September 10th, 2016. Someone wanted a sticker drawn from a photo of her two dogs, one of whom was named Bamboo. The sticker came out wonky, so it was remade, leaving me with a sticker of a bear-like dog. After the addition of a space helmet, suit, and a starry background, Astro Panda was born.
The dog named Bamboo sticker, which was transformed into Astro Panda, sold the same night. I hope future iterations of Astro panda will spread his existence through a speck of this Milky Way's landscape.