Great Gratitude ! You have raised me, oh wind and flowers ! 03
2023｜複合媒材 Mixed Media
If you look at the artwork, the shiny crown and necklace of the animal will attract your eyes. These represent the painter’s memories when she spent her childhood in Cambridge, England. The crown and necklace which Queen Elizabeth wore contain agony about the process of becoming an adult and what a mature adult would look like, which is expressed by the characteristic of various tones of gold color.
The reason why young animals are used is to describe the painter’s life that experienced the Great Japan Earthquake in her 30s, living in Tokyo, Japan. The young animals can be the childhood of the painter, her parents, her daughter, or whoever. Human lives go through infants, children, adults, the elderly, and the dead. Through this painting, time returns repeatedly to recursive time in a linear time. Through the crown and necklace of a young animal, the fear of an unfamiliar world as a child and the reality that it is difficult to get close to an adult after becoming an adult are expressed.
The young animals are expressed using the “Squeezing technique” which is a method of squeezing paints by putting them in tubes. For the viscosity and transparency of the paint, about 100 kinds of paints are made by herself. Your feelings might be different depending on the light and shadow of space.
The background is expressed as “diorama-style” which places reduced models on background as three-dimensional figures. Also, like “Hidden Picture Puzzles”, stories are hidden by disassembling shapes and expressing only the silhouette. In fact, the hidden stories are as follows: baby angels holding flowers, musicians and audiences in an opera house, and collection boxes of tiny toys and so on. In short, with subtle white glitters, you can see shadows caused by uneven surface from a distance while you can find the hidden stories if you come close.
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