Origami motifs create a cascade of colors and bring us to a magic world with a single paper. Origami appeals to all of us irrespective of age, location, or culture. It is universal because all of us have folded a paper engaging our mind and hands, while creating wonderful forms.
The design of this tapestry is a traditional flower pattern (Karakusa). The colorful flowers rest in a reassuring Japanese yellow background that brings harmony to the work.
Some lines of burgundy and red color define the whole silhouette of the beetroots. The exuberant greens of the foliage contrast with the calm shibuki-color background. It is mid-summer in the vegetable plot.
The repetitive pattern is framed into an indigo background. By so doing, the internal design floats and becomes prominent.
The repetitive pattern is framed into a Japanese yellow background. By so doing, the internal design vanishes in the background melting itself into a harmonious composition.
This tapestry serves as a transition between two spaces rather than as a display against a wall. Therefore, it is dyed on both sides. A young rabbit enjoys the full moon at the end of June.
In this 'Waves' series, I produce distinct impressions by using various dimensions and types of textiles (linen, raw silk), with different color combinations and finishing.
'Wave 1' conveys energy and dynamism, in contrast with 'Wave 2', calmer and quieter. The finishing of 'Wave 4' –a fine embroidery– adds formality to the work. Works 1, 2, and 4, share same indigo base and same design. Yet, due to the variation in the motifs’ coloring, and in the textile base these works come out as quite different!
'Wave 3' and 'Wave 5' convey a fresher impression thanks to the base color (Japanese yellow and Japanese ‘vero’) used; and to the linen textile.
The ‘Flying Nature’ series convey a still and dynamic balance respectively due to the coloring of the base and the type of textile used. In ‘Flying Nature 1’ I used Korean linen and a harmonious color base that produce a calm effect.
Contrary to ‘Flying Nature 1’, in ‘Flying Nature 2’ I used raw silk and a vibrant pink base, with a much tonic and vivid outcome.
Everything is bright in this early morning. Butterflies, fans, flowers, and forms float candidly in the air.
As flowers in Nature, identical is a rare attribute, beautiful is a common one!