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
Hand drawn and hand cut paper painted with acyrlic.
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
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.
12cm x 12cm
Hand drawn and hand cut paper painted with acrylic
Cut from Awagami Factory Kitakata green 36gsm paper
Torn and hand cut paper, painted with acrylic.
Hand drawn and hand cut paper
Hand cut paper
Hand cut from Awagami Factory 36gsm paper
Painted with acrylic paint