I am just smitten with Benny the Dreamer, the newest figure by Okedoki. Each figure is individually hand-painted, measures 11 1/2" and is limited to only 200 pieces worldwide. Benny even comes in a beautiful laser etched bamboo box! After reading the press release below, this figure has taken on a whole new meaning, and I just love what it represents.
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Here's more about Okedoki's intention with Benny the Dreamer:
"I’ve always loved the dichotomy of innocence and wisdom. I wanted to combine these
two aspects into one figure, and make it unified. That was how the enlightened multiple eye rabbit came about. He represented the wisdom and clarity, the transcending force to see beyond social and cultural constructs. Benny represents innocence and pure emotional energy, the child in all of us.
The figure went through many stages of transformation over the year I was sculpting it, which was reflected in my personal life. I had gotten very ill as I was in the final sculpting phase of it, and had to focus my energy to have it completed in time to send it to Taiwan for production.
So, this project was very significant to me, because it represents a chapter in my life that was very challenging. So I suppose Benny also represents hope and perseverance. I finished painting him, then gave him the name Benny the Dreamer, because I wanted Benny to inspire others to go after their dreams; to pursue what is truly in their hearts." -Okedoki