The bonsai is the japanese custom which express natural landscape minimally throughout planting a tree in a traditional small pot. Artificially giving restriction to growth of a tree with wires and small size of a pot, bonsai artist is able to control both direction and speed of growing branches. As a result of this process, artist's expression of a sense of beauty became visible on the sharps of a bonsai tree.
Bonsai is the symbolic motif for my art works.
I find beauty of nature as it is and artistic expression within the process of making bonsai.
This is what I am fascinated with.
My painting starts with the drawing called "seed of painting" :images from everyday life and personally influence.
This seed is correspond to a small tree in bonsai and grows in restricted canvas space like bonsai's small pot.
The contrast between artistic practice imitating bonsai shape and the beauty of nature appears in my drawings.
In order to emphasize it, I employ simple techniques like black and white, uniform line by pen.
Catcher boat - everyday drawing
Catcher boat is the name of boat for picking samples.
Everyday, the artist finds "the seed for painting" and makes a drawing like collecting plants.
In this 90 days Catcher Boat project, each everyday drawings are published on the project page daily.
This seed might grow up on large scale of canvas later.
Updating a drawing everyday, we offer opportunity that you can feel everyday creativity of the artist.
You can ask questions to the artist about her works here.
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※ a small booklet of drawings will be made after the end of the project.
currently lives and works in Iwate, Miyakoshi, Japan.
Born in Miyagi, Japan.
Miyagi University of Education, MA in Art Education in 2008.
She is represented by Gallery Jin Project
―When did you start painting?
―How is your painting style using thin black pen born ? Please explain about it and also about « bonsai », and « sword », your important motifs.
―You do the « Letter project » to link Tokyo to Tohoku. Please tell us about the project.
―What is your direction? What do you want to realize in your art ?