Size: 24"W x 54"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
this is a luxurious 4.5 foot scroll painted japanese rinpa style painting from my ongoing series of coastal nature. it looks even better in person as i've used various metallic pigments, which come to life as you and the light moves. traditionally scrolls were vehicles for displaying calligraphy and or paintings, capturing a feeling of nature or an idea, to be hung to set a mood, and changed often to match an occasion or season. my reinvention of japanese kakejiku are on synthetic material similar in appearance to rice paper, but stronger, waterproof and tear-resistant, and "framed", ie, hung on rods along the top and 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.