Created on July 2, 2023
Europalaan 202, 9501 CW Stadskanaal, Nederland

The red string of faith

Kitsune Jolene (Jolien De Waele, 1992) is a street artist, based in Ghent, Belgium. You can find her artworks from Belgium all the way to Portugal and Dubai. Usually painting portraits of women, animals, fauna and flora sometimes infused with subtle nods to various cultures and myths.
The story behind her name is basically the following:  After a long search for an alias - because her real name is unpronounceable for most - she decided to google deep dive into the origins of her favourite Pokémon 'Ninetales', who turns out to be based on the Japanese myth of Kitsune. They are spirit foxes who can turn thousands of years old, but after the first 100 they can shape shift into -typically- young women. They're known to be mischievous, playful, not necessarily good nor bad. 

About this wall: 
Based on a Japanese myth which tells of an old man who lives on the moon. He comes out at night to search earth for kindred spirits who have something to learn from each other, who will fall in love, or might even change the world together. He ties them together with a red string so they will eventually find their way to each other. 

Being a romantic, but refusing to paint herself, the artist wanted to refer to her personal love, which is why she painted a red Robin. 

Model: @ceciliagorgon 
Kitsune Jolene—The red string of faith
Hunted by Rian Nijssen.
Pictures by Rian Nijssen ( @riannijssen ).

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