“I admire Lucas Cranach the Elder’s paintings. I took inspiration from his series of Venus and Eros or Cupid paintings. In the painting, Eros is complaining to his mother Venus about bee stings while holding the stolen honeycomb in this hands. I like this provocative allegorical painting. Both Venus and Eros were symbols of erotic love, total freedom as immortals that had outrageously mischievous escapades. I took focus on Eros, the infant boy who induces the onlooker the presumption of his innocence as a novice to the world. In this lithograph Honey Thief, Eros is separated from his mother, he stands in the space on the paper like a fragment of a sculpture.”
– Akio Takamori –
This lithograph was printed on custom handmade waterleaf paper.