A “nod” to the Father of the emoji, Shigetaka Kurita who created the first emoji in 1999. Early phone screens only had a grid measuring 12 by 12 pixels, a total of 144 pixels.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) added the original set of emoji to its collection in 2016.

emoji san (1)
acrylic on canvas
24″ x 30″
$1,600
emoji san (2)
acrylic on canvas
24″ x 30″
$1,600