I know that it has been a long time since I posted last time… I have been lazy.. sorry.
But I still believe that it would be better than doing nothing… wouldn’t it??
So, I am going to post some images which I took while I was doing some experimental practice.
Since last year I have been working with some sea shells and driftwood to express my ideas.
Here I attach my artist statement which explains why I use those materials.
Through the river’s current never fails, the water passing, moment by moment, is never the same. … In this world, people and their dwelling places are like that, always changing.
–The Hojoki (My ten-foot hut) by Kamono Chomei, in 1212–
Dwellings which have been taken from several beaches are about to be owned by someone now. A new owner or a wearer shall be the part of this mutable world.
I also used the idea of Kintsugi technique which was created as a way of repairing ceramics in the late 15th C, Japan. By reason of using metal powder and Urushi lacquer, the technique means not only a way of fixing pottery but also creating a new design which gives an object a new life.
Shells which I collected from several beaches
Sprinkles pure gold powder over Urushi lacquered shell
A shell covered by Urushi and tin powder
Pure silver plate which I hand sawn into Karakusa ( Arabesque) pattern
A shell wrapped in a silver plate