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ACEO papercut - Moon Rabbit - black and white - lunar year celebration

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: art papers, glue
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  • Materials: art papers, glue
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  • Favorited by: 47 people
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Happy Year of the Rabbit! This ACEO is called "Moon Rabbit," and is meant to usher in the new Lunar Year 2011! It is a re-cutting of my original papercut design.

In ancient Chinese myth, instead of the "man in the moon" there was a "rabbit in the moon." This Jade Rabbit in the Moon (Yue Zhong Yu Tu) or Moon Rabbit was the companion of the beautiful moon goddess, Chang'e, who never grows old. The story goes that Chang’e secretly swallowed the elixir of immortality from Queen Mother of the West, and then started flying up. In a hurry, she grabbed a rabbit to accompany her. From then on, the rabbit kept pounding medicine in the palace of the moon over the years, and the medicine was the elixir of immortality.

The back gives the title, date ("lunar new year 2011"), place, and contact info for me, the artist. There is also room on the back for your own personal message, if you use this piece as a special card.

ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals, an offshoot from the popular and frequently traded (never sold) Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) - the original work-of-art calling cards traded among artists that were the brainchild of M. Vänçi Stirnemann, who held trading sessions for artists in Zürich, Switzerland, in 1996. I like them as a way of acquiring a small work of original art.

All ACEOs and ATCs are 2½ inches × 3½ inches (64 mm × 89 mm).

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