01.12.16 by Staff

Artist Manabu Ikeda Completes Monumental Pen and Ink Drawing Started Back in 2013


Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda has finally finished his monumental, 13 x 10 foot pen and ink drawing. Inspired by the aftermath of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Rebirth is a meticulously detailed reflection on disaster and recovery.

Ikeda’s skill and dedication is no less inspiring. He worked 10 hours a day in a basement studio at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin for over three years. He even learned to use his non-dominant hand as a way of continuing the project after dislocating his shoulder in a ski accident!


See more images of Rebirth below or on display at the Chazen Museum of Art until December 11th. You can also watch Colossal’s emotional video montage by filmmakers Clayton Adams and Brad Cisewski.
































Ikeda’s first attempt at drawing with his non-dominant hand



Manabu Ikeda’s Website

Manabu Ikeda on Artsy

Via Colossal

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  • billeguerriero

    Amazing piece! I’d love to see it in person and I’m traveling to Wisonsin this month, but too late to see it at the Chazen Museum.


  • incredible…………

  • wow that’s moving.

  • i love this

  • Alex Kassir

    Amazing nice art

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