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Mulan the Face in the Mirror by Dowdle

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Mulan the Face in the Mirror by Eric Dowdle

Published in 16″ x 20″ and 24″ x 30″. March 2021.
Canvas Edition Sizes in both Sizes: AP-10; JE-20; GP-30; SN-95.
Paper Edition Sizes in both Sizes: AP-10; GP-30; SN-95.

This is an unframed Limited Edition stretched, canvas lithograph that has been hand embellished, or an unframed archival paper lithograph. After adding your canvas selection to your cart, CHOOSE YOUR FRAME HERE.

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Artist Notes

What is your place in the generations of your family? What if you had the power to change the world around you for good? If you had to risk your honor, your family name, and even your life in order to do it, would you?

These are the questions that drive Disney’s Mulan. For much of the story, Mulan hides what is in her heart. Those around her don’t see her, but a façade. In a moment of  introspection, Mulan says, “Maybe what I really wanted was to prove I could do things right. So when I looked in the mirror. I’d see someone worthwhile.” It is a challenge we all seem to face.

As one of 12 children, 9 of them brothers, it was not uncommon to look at life around me and wonder where my place was. I remember taking some of my early drawings to my Mother and her telling me how good they were. Having this validation certainly helped me to seek to develop my abilities in art. I can relate to Mulan’s reflection.

Looking back at this story helped me remember my own ancestors and wonder if I’m bringing honor to them through my efforts.

There are a thousand stories in Disney’s Mulan, but they all come down to the passing of the sword. We cannot fake what is inside our hearts. That’s why I chose this moment for the painting. Everyone is paying homage to Mulan, not just for her tremendous courage, but also for the strength to follow the voice within, a voice we all hear. I also wanted to show how Mushu and Cri-Kee beam at others seeing the Mulan they know.

We may not all save an empire, but we all have our part to give. Mulan’s story helps us see that there is real power to affect change in each of us.

– Eric Dowdle

MULAN THE FACE IN THE MIRROR KEY POINTS

•Mulan the Face in the Mirror is the twelfth painting in the Disney Collection by Eric Dowdle. This is a series of Limited Edition art that tells the stories of Disney characters in Eric Dowdle’s magical folk art style.
•In this painting, the soldiers are kneeling in respect for Mulan and her courage. The painting shows the passing of the sword ceremony.
•Can you spot Mushu and Cri-Kee? They are admiring the ceremony from afar.
•The audience members are bowing their heads in appreciation for Mulan.
•How many lanterns do you see? There are many Chinese lanterns in all colors and sizes!

Erid Dowdle Biography

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Eric Dowdle has a background of hard work and dedication to God, family, and country. He was born and raised in the heart of the western United States to parents of 12 children, 2 girls, and 10 boys. Many of the stories of his youth are reflected in his artwork – a chicken stuffed in a mailbox, a young boy surprising his mom with flowers from the neighbor’s yard, children bravely walking a fence line or Boy Scouts playing pranks on each other.

THE BIRTH OF A STORYTELLER

The Dowdle family moved to Boston where Eric developed a fascination with folk art. This style of art brought together the values that were instilled in him throughout his life with his love of people, sense of humor and the ability to tell the stories of people through the detail of the artwork.

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Eric, and his wife Deb, now live on a charming farm with their own family and a smattering of farm animals by the Wasatch Mountains in Lindon, Utah. After visiting beloved locations throughout the world Eric easily proclaims that home is “my favorite place on earth.”

A MAN WHO MAKES THINGS HAPPEN

Eric has been creating art for over twenty years. He started painting in his early twenties; parting ways with college after one year, to “go make something happen.”

Making things happen is how Eric does things; painting, exploring, marketing, and working day and night to expand the business and his collection of over 300 paintings. Today, his original paintings have been converted into premium gifts and keepsakes, such as fine-art prints, puzzles, calendars, adult coloring books, personalized wooden puzzles, 3D Stratascapes, and more.

Dowdle products have captured the attention of small and large big-box retailers, selling more than one million puzzles each year, giving Dowdle a large and growing retail presence.

THE MANY TALENTS OF ERIC DOWDLE

Eric captivates people of all ages with his fun, quirky personality. His wit and charm make him a natural for television, radio and social media spotlights. He can be found starring in his second season of “Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle” on the BYU TV network, distributed worldwide. Sirius XM Radio has aired hundreds of programs, “Traveling with Eric Dowdle.”

1984 – Eric earned his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout rank at the age of 14
1995 – Eric opens the doors to Dowdle Folk Art as a place to sell his art.
1997 – Honorary Artist for the Utah Sesquicentennial Celebration. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased the Sesquicentennial Pioneer Patterns, which is displayed today in their Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1998 – Eric received the Mayor’s Choice Award at the St. George Arts Festival in St. George, Utah.

Additional information

media

Canvas, Paper

size

16×20, 24×30

edition

AP, GP, JE, SN

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