A screen print inspired by the Hayao Miyazaki film Ponyo.
From the press release:
Miller’s five-color screen print, titled “They Cause Tsunamis,” makes reference to a scene in Ponyo, Miyazaki’s version of the original Little Mermaid story.
“In the movie,” Miller explains, “the five-year-old main character, Sosuke, shows a group of elderly ladies the goldfish that he found. One woman, Yoshi, recoils and says ‘Fish with faces who come out of the sea cause tsunamis. That’s what they always say.’”
“Which,” Miller adds, “turns out to be correct."
The poster design is inspired by vintage Asian firecracker packages and Japanese woodblock prints, while also drawing from the mystery and mystique that envelopes Ponyo. “Magic is understood, and no one is afraid of it,” Miller muses over the film. “Sosuke tells his mom that Ponyo turned into a little girl, and she replies that the world is a strange and magical place, and then they get on with their day.”
Medium: 5-color screen print
Dimensions: 18" x 24"