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An Original Painting by Caihui

Year: 2019

Medium: Pastel on Paper


  • Unframed: 43 cm x 31.1 cm (17.0 in x 12.24 in)
  • Framed: 48.5 cm x 38.5 cm x 2 cm (19.1 in x 15.2 in x 0.8 in)



“Mer-nekineko” combines the manekineko (Japan) and the Merlion (Singapore), embodying the imagination and daydreaming tendencies of childhood. Crafted using a unique Japanese technique of blending powdered pastels with fingers, this whimsical artwork portrays the fantasy of a daydreaming manekineko transforming into the Merlion and frolicking in the captivating Singapore skyline. It encourages viewers to find joy and adventure in their daily lives, reminding them of the beauty of home and the importance of embracing a sense of fun and wonder, even amidst the challenges of motherhood.



  • This is an original, one-of-a-kind artwork.
  • The artwork comes framed as pictured.
  • Signed by the artist.
  • Shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity handsigned by the artist.



© Caihui. All rights reserved. Reproduction, reprint, or copying of this artwork in any form without written permission is strictly prohibited. This artwork may be reproduced into prints, merchandise, or used for other creative endeavors and promotional purposes in the future.


Please Note: Colours may vary slightly between your screen and the actual artwork. We strive to capture colours as accurately as possible.

Spark a sense of whimsical wonder in your home and embrace the joy of childhood imagination. Add "Mer-nekineko" to your cart today!


SKU: HIHA-0004
    • Free shipping within Singapore via trusted courier service.
    • Artwork will be shipped within 1-2 weeks after May 25th, 2024 due to the Mother's Day Exhibition.
    • You will receive a notification with the tracking number once your artwork is shipped.
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