Kokeshi Clan's Profile
Hello and welcome to Temple7e.
My name is Craig Galentine, the artist behind The Kokeshi Clan. Temple7e is my shop and studio. At 40, I have long been active in the underground art and music scene here in my hometown of Dayton Ohio.
I have a background in screen printing and street art. I am most widely known for The Kokeshi Clan, my series of original hand painted kokeshi dolls which has been receiving international recognition.
My vision and character design directly reflects my love of the urban landscape and lifestyle mixed with an affinity for Eastern aesthetics and zen simplicity. Mine is a world where East meets west, complete with an ever growing cast of ninjas, monks, geisha and pop culture icons that traverse the globe bringing happiness and enjoyment to all whom they encounter…
- Born on September 29
- Joined May 19, 2008