This Fragile World
       
     
Halcyon
       
     
Ginkgo Leaves
       
     
Okiagari Koboshi (for the Okiagari Koboshi Project)
       
     
Torn #5
       
     
Black and Gold
       
     
Torn #4
       
     
Torn #3
       
     
Torn #2
       
     
Torn #1
       
     
Bright
       
     
This Fragile World
       
     
This Fragile World

Hand cut paper and acrylic paint

Approx 11 x 11 in

Created for the ABV Gallery show “Paper Trails”

Exhibition on show until 5th October 2019 in Atlanta, USA

https://www.abvatl.com/

Halcyon
       
     
Halcyon

Hand drawn and hand cut washi paper with acrylic paint.

20x30cm

2019

Ginkgo Leaves
       
     
Ginkgo Leaves

35 hand cut Ginkgo Leaves, some hand painted with gold acrylic

Made as part of a collaboration with Impression Originale

Okiagari Koboshi (for the Okiagari Koboshi Project)
       
     
Okiagari Koboshi (for the Okiagari Koboshi Project)

My decorated Okiagari Koboshi for the Okiagari Koboshi project by Kenzo Takada.

This is a traditional doll from the Fukushima prefecture called an Okiagari Koboshi. Symbolising resilience, the dolls will be exhibited from 14-16th September in Roppongi, Tokyo to commemorate the anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. They are messages of hope and friendship to the japanese people and the victims of the disaster.

I chose sunflowers to decorate my doll. After the disaster, and in other similar disaster areas such as Chernobyl, fields of sunflowers are planted as they soak up radiation through their roots, which I think is amazing. A wonderful symbol of hope! Plus they are such a happy flower!

Thanks to the Salon des Beaux Arts

Torn #5
       
     
Torn #5

Hand drawn and hand cut paper painted with acyrlic.

2019

Cut from Awagami Factory 36gsm washi paper.

This piece was made for the Green Show by SCIP. Exhibition opens to the public on the 15th August 2019. For more information visit their website here

Black and Gold
       
     
Black and Gold

Hand drawn and hand cut paper.

Four layers of hand cut 36gsm washi paper, which has then been hand painted with black and gold acrylic, and four layers of thin vellum paper.

2019

12cm x 12cm

Torn #4
       
     
Torn #4

Hand drawn and hand cut paper painted with acrylic

2019

Cut from Awagami Factory Kitakata green 36gsm paper

Approx 25x15cm

Torn #3
       
     
Torn #3

Torn and hand cut paper, painted with acrylic.

2019

Approx 20x10cm

Torn #2
       
     
Torn #2

Hand drawn and hand cut paper

2019

Torn #1
       
     
Torn #1

Experimental

Hand cut paper

2019

Bright
       
     
Bright

Hand cut from Awagami Factory 36gsm paper

Painted with acrylic paint

2019