Works on Washi
The washi I primarily work with are Fukunishi Udagami, Seichosen, Seikosen
and Sekishu Tsuru Banshi.
Medium is Ink, paint.
The washi works are thematically similar to my photo "Shoreline Series" found on this site. Both series are inspired by the raw elements and their dynamic forces as found in nature.
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Wave & Water #3, 10.5 X 8"
Wave and Water, #14, 9"H x 13.5"W
AWARD WINNER: "Storm on Shore", Sekishu Washi, 12X10", 2019, Propeller Gallery & Japanese Paper Place sponsored exhibition. Propeller Gallery, Toronto.
What is noteworthy for me is stillness and spacial awareness, deep looking, and the root of momentary or fleeting experience. My default lens has always been the minimalist view. My interests lie with a perception of reality just as it is, without filters, without elaborations or conceptual overlays. Without artificial identifications and labels.
Looking at the water, sky, land, and nature reveals just what they are in essence - vibrating colour, energetic dynamics, movement, light, order & chaos... and always, pervasive expansive space. The vitality of life, the spacious awareness of everything, is always available to be experienced.
Wave & Water #2, 13 X 9.5"
Wave & Water #13, 13 X 8.5"
Wave and Water #20, 12"H x 13"W
Wave and Water #9, 13"H x 9.5"W
When contemplation is coupled with sensory input, there can be inspirational moments that arise and transform the experience of perceiving ordinary things into something extraordinary. The energy of the exchange can be tumultuous, dynamic or still, and everything in between. Elusiveness seems to be the default.
Spaciousness supports this experiential encounter. It brings brush, paint and ink to the surface with spontaneous effort. At times, my response to space, light, form, and texture appears to be from outside of myself. Other times it is perceived to emerge from internal more concealed places of mind. Inside, outside, no sides. The impulse is there for reflection before, during and after the process is finished. At that point there is just the memory. Sensory and visual perceptions have their due date, moment to moment.
Earth Flow #6, 13"H x 17"W
Wave & Water #8, 13 X 9.5"
Wave & Water #5, 10.5 X 8"