house in the forest  * special order prints: by TokikoAnderson

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house in the forest * special order prints: by 

Painted for the Halloween. I created the brothel turned haunted house hidden in the forest, circa 1880.el
At the time of the growing population( by the migration) the sporting women were essential to tame Wild West. The prostitution were the most profitable business for the owners (but hell to the women). While prominents show off their newly mmade wealth by buiding iron-cast-facadeides they also built shanghi tunnels and brothels to profit on side.
Their greed expanded to the forest where timber men camped they built behind the banking buildings the houses some houses were hidden in the forest away from the city lots as well.
painted watercolor on 150lbcoldpress.


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1968, married to African American Airforce underground communication specialist.
Moved in US at the fall of Saigon, 1972. Witnessed and lived the history of America from 3 directions.
I love USA the country i chose as i am proud of Japan I was born.

There has been quite a ride. I can’t speak all in few paragraphs but i am happy and fullfilled for the life I have chosed to live.

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  • donnamalone
    donnamalonealmost 3 years ago

    would be even more hellish i imagine to be one of the women in the forest away from civilisation. Haunting work and story Tokiko

  • Thanks Donna, aren’t we lucky but in somecases not much has changed, don’t you agree?l:

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Pixie-Atelier
    Pixie-Atelieralmost 3 years ago

    Oh Tokiko. I read this amazing book about the settling of Oregon, and I’ve forgotten the name of it (sorry). Your story and mystical painting bring it to mind. We walk on lands with tarnished histories.

  • Thanks Pixie, especially this time of the year many haunted houses pup up in the town. Portland was(hopefully) a colorful town. I tried to search legend but as you know I like happy story but all i founds are the sad ones.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    October 13, 2011

  • Thanks Maree, for supporting me. it is thrill to see my work featured.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosalmost 3 years ago

    oh wonderful mood to this piece. Truly spooktacular! :D

  • Thanks Maria, took me many washing off to create the mood. dark color make the whole thing boring but bright can kill haunted feelings.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 3 years ago

    I love your style of painting Tokiko x

  • Thanks Irene, my work consisting on happy easy mood.It was difficult to create eerie ambiance.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wadealmost 3 years ago

    A bit of wild history indeed

  • Thanks Mark, my haunted House is much much mellower than “Hero”,“CSI”, thoes butchers and psychos.
    The history is the equasion. It happen by the reason.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 3 years ago

    A wonderful painting sweetheART amazing info – a fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thanks Valerie Anne, I couldn’t recognize you till I saw your signatured sweetheArt,lol.:D

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    OCTOBER 18th, 2011
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thank You ….. Mary, You are my biggest supporter!!!!!

    – TokikoAnderson

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