Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dreams come true in L.A.

Vinyl toy mania is sweeping the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles! Over forty artists, including Angry Woebots and Julie West, will be customizing Chocolate Soop’s Dream Come True Object (a futuristic vinyl version of a Japanese New Year folk toy). The artwork will be on display in the Dreams to Dream exhibit, and on sale at the museum through January 4.

Dreams Come True Object (DCTO, pronounced dik-toe) is a vinyl version of Daruma, symbol of the 5th century Buddhist monk who meditated so long he lost the use of his arms and legs. Daruma dolls come with unpainted eyes. You paint the left eye when commiting to a goal. Once the goal is achieved, you paint the right eye.