The project explores how far we can go in abstracting an icon. Everyone knows the waving cat, which is a talisman from the Japanese culture. This cat shaped figure with the upright paw is commonly believed to bring good luck to its owner. A figure that has undergone many changes in the last decades tuned into an icon and comes in different colors, styles and degrees of ornateness.

Maneki-Neo tries to reduce the Object to its basic but preserve the characteristic of the item. The project also shows how god we can add missing information to complete something imaginary.

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