The Cotuit Center for the Arts presents a taste of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, May 5-June 10. the Event opens with a reception on Saturday May 5, from 5-7pm. the art exhibit Harmony and Balance will include traditional and ono-traditional works by Japanese-American artists and others who have been influenced by Japanese culture. I will have a display of my handmade “washi”. The paper moon series encorporates, mica, clay and kozo bark. It is made from kozo and mitsumato fibers. It was all handmade in Japan on the island of Shikoku at the home studio Kamikoya.
A recent call to artists inspired me to create a series of prints integrating text and image. The Literate Print invited artists to create work encorporating words or inspired by the written word. I used this as an opportunity to explore the graphic power of the letterforms and I selected phrases from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Finished……… continuing the dialog, when I received my piece back from Strasbourg I was pleasantly surprised to find the exquisite pencil drawing over my abstract background. It hung in my studio for several weeks while I debated what to do. At first I thought the piece was finished and then I felt impelled to continue the story. I created a monotype image of a woman based on a drawing I did. She matches in some respect his inward gaze. I am so curious to know what my counterpart in Strasbourg will think. On view soon. Details to follow…………..