Sunday, July 13, 2008


"The Unknown Path" 16x20"

Recent oil painting on panel that was created for the Totoro Forest Project. There will be an auction and a book of the artwork with 200 artists sharing their creations this September with selected pieces being shown at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, Ca. All proceeds will go to help save the Sayama forest near Tokyo which is threatened by development.

More info here:

18 comments:

salamander said...

Totoro as in "My Neighbor Totoro"?
Beautiful painting.

E.Tiemens said...

"The Totoro Forest Project is an international charity effort to save Sayama Forest, also known as Totoro Forest. This endangered sanctuary on the outskirts of Tokyo is where director Hayao Miyazaki got the inspiration for the much loved character "Totoro".

Over 200 top international artists from animation, illustration, and comics are donating artwork especially created for this cause. "

from www.totoroforestproject.org

-hope this clarifies things a bit. - Erik

XaviC said...

Wow, amazing painting like always!Dark and deep. Awesome!!

AlexTuis said...

Very cool project and one of your best painting ever!!!!
I am searching some "Silvains"...

It looks a little like a George Inness painting, amazing job!

Anonymous said...

amazing

Yaxin said...

magnificoO ^________________^

Eric Orchard said...

There's something about your piece for this project that makes me tear up-it really elicits a strong emotion from me. I think the sense of scale and charm and mystery really portrays my love of the woods even though I'm on another coast and the trees here are wind blown and thin. I love the patch of light and the way my eye is drawn into an open space that feels optimistic and full of promise.
I've never seen California, but I want to now.

Alina Chau said...

lovely!

ev said...

Beautiful painting Erik. There is some stunning work in that collection.

Jared Shear said...

WOW!....beautiful piece Erik, and such a great cause. As Eric said there is so much emotion in this painting. You can really see the influence in this painting from so many great masters.....and I think it would be worthy to hang next to any of them.

Kat said...

how beautiful! a great painting!

marcobucci said...

that is one hell of a painting. One of my favs on the site!

Robert said...

How long did this take you to do?

Aaron said...

Simply wow, just beautiful!! Great, Great painting.

C.B. Canga said...

wow! amazing! really like your work.

søren bendt said...

agh! amazing..

jason hazelroth said...

holy canoly thats good. I love your work.

7414Stars said...

That's a really awesomely well done painting..