Assemblage of 100 individual 15 x 15 cm works, printed in canvas and mounted on wooden stretchers. I particularly like the way that individual pieces form synergies of depth and meaning beyond an addition of elements.
Each element represents an array of different candies with changing patterns of color, order, etc. I experimented with multiple dimensions of texture, color and line. When the 100 pieces are placed together, they interact on many levels within and across individual pieces. Patterns form and disappear endlessly as we change our observation point or subjective interpretation of the work.
In this process, cognitive and aesthetic idiosyncrasies of the observer form an unrepeatable meaning for each person and, in this way, the work is informed by a collective interpretation.
The piece could also be rearranged, since it is formed by movable elements. Although I have never actually changed the display order, the fact that it possesses this potential provides it with a further layer of interpretative possibilities.
Print on circular canvas mounted on wood, depicting a concentric array of flowers.
As they separate from the centre, colours flow in different spectra along the expanding flowers. Although this work is not a mandala, there are some parallelisms in the structure and internal dynamics of both.
It also mirrors the structure of the universe, without our being able to decide whether it is expanding or contracting. The variations of colour replicate the cosmic flow of energy in its various forms. The colours of these flowers depart from their natural ones, also referring to the changing forms of life and its immutable nature.
A form of horror vacui leads me to fill every inch of available space on this piece. But horror vacui is also the expression of the strength of Life, striving to occupy any empty space. Obviously, the circular structure of the work establishes the idea of a returning cycle as its foundational idea.
These works have been created from her homesickness for all Japanese things, after living out of Japan for so long. In this collection, she has included all the emotions she got from sitting in her Japanese room- the cold touch of the straw floor (Tatami), the beautiful flowers planted in the garden in front of this room, and much more. The Japanese scrolls are a very important part of Japanese culture- this is why on these scrolls, she put things that were important to her.
6 Tatami's rooms
Japanese Hanging scroll
Hanging scrolls are a very important part of Japanese culture- I have chosen this medium as a vehicle to convey an echo of the traditional Japanese decoration with a language more familiar to Western audiences. To this end, I have used a print on shiny canvas, creating an effect akin to oil painting and an illusion of volume.
Colour is another factor in this contrast. Instead of the classical motives rendered in subdued traditional Japanese colours, these scrolls display a design of gummy candy in blatantly vivid colours. The whole work however, is not alien to either Japanese or Western traditions.