February 18, 2010

Memory: Space #1

Since I was invited by "SESSION" exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, I made a new piece, MEMORY: SPACE #1. Selected each Japanese artist picks one foreign artist and they communicate each other through their theme. The process of communication is important and interesting. The pieces will be shown side by side in the exhibition. Emiko Nakano asked me to do it together who is a well known Fiber artist. She graduated two years ahead of me at Cranbrook Academy of Art in MI. We have been seeing in Japan and the U.S. since. She weaves rice paper with special threads and often makes her art pieces off the wall. The SESSION Textile Art Miniature Exhibition opens February 25, 2010 at KCC Gallery. (03-5856-5146 tel., http://web.me.com/kccgccc326)

February 4, 2010

Classes are running. I am teaching Shibori classes at Lillstreet Art Center and The Art Center, Highland Park. Since I emphasize applying to paint with shibori, students are exploring new technique. It might be difficult to make a design at beginning, but it is interesting part to make decision time to time at each stage. The images are Nancy's work (Lillstreet Art Center) and Wendy (The Art Center). These are not finished yet; they are on a process and stitch them, dye into dye pot.