Size: 12"W x 24"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
traditionally scrolls were vehicles for displaying calligraphy and or painting, to capture a feeling of nature or an idea. that was my intention here, but in english. the words came to me while painting at gamble garden in palo alto, ca. i was after a mood or feeling of my surroundings rather than representing the flowers/situation accurately. my reinvention of japanese "kakejiku" are on synthetic material similar in appearance to rice paper, but stronger, waterproof & tear-resistant, and framed, ie, hung on anodized aluminium rods along the top & bottom edges
i've been exploring colors, ideas, textures, themes of japanese art since my childhood there, and been merging it with my education of modern, western, abstract aesthetics. i majored in industrial design at the rhode island school of design, where the risd approach to all aspects of "the arts" is a major influence. the other major influence was growing up with a mother who teaches painting.