November 8, 2011

Solo Exhibition "Circle of Renewal" Tokyo, Japan

Solo Exhibition, "Circle of Renewal" at Gallery Uesuto: Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Oct. 27 - Nov. 8, 2011

Solo Exhibition, "Circle of Renewal" at the Gallery Uesuto was well received. 250 people came to see the show! Since I was in the gallery all the time, I talked them observing their reactions. My family helped me a lot. It was so wonderful to be with my family and friends all the time. I felt that I am very lucky! Here are few images of the exh. Some pictures were taken by Nori Hamachi.

September 3, 2011

New Exhibiton, Tokyo, Japan

I am busy preparing for a solo exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. I will leave Chicago on Sept. 17th.
Wish you could come to see the show!!! This piece was dyed wahsi (hand made Japanese rice paper) in indigo dye vat with various numbers of dippings. Then brushed walnut and/or black oak on indigo paper. Constructed then cut out. Although I cut out paper as a stencil paper, I am excited to apply different way. Also, natural dyes work harmoniously.

June 26, 2011

I had a wonderful opening reception. Thank you for coming!
If you could not attend, the exh. runs this summer till Sept.14. Weekdays: 9-4:30, weekends by appointment, 773-371-5416 The Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery (Catholic Theological Union) The address is 5416 S. Cornell in Hyde Park. If you take Lake Shore Drive south, get off at the 53rd St. exit. Go 2 blocks west to Cornell and turn south (left). The Catholic Theological Union is about 2 blocks south on the right side of the street. Parking is available in the CTU garage which is attached to the building. The entrance is just south of the main door. Free.
The pictures: Artist Talk, with Lindsay Obermeyer (her beads piece is truly stunning!, and cutator Jannis Pozzi-Johnson.

June 18, 2011

katazome & natural dyes

I enjoyed teaching a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts last week. Katazome takes time and paticient, but all students were so~ good!!! I am deeply impressed by thier energy. It was a wonderful group! Applying natural dyes are different comapre to chemical dyes; they are like vegitables or fruits. Soemtimes colors or effect are different. Depending on growing region or season, the color is varies. I have been doing so many years, but still using natural dyes is mysterious to me. (and difficult.)
Jennifer Weiler showing her finished pieces. Julia during crit. Jess is painting. Madder and Cochineal on rice paste. Dietta Hitchcock's pieces, Cutch with iron mordant.

May 13, 2011

indigo and Katazome

New Work: Making Circle #1 This is for a solo exhibiton in Tokyo, Japan this early fall. I am exciting to explore my new direction. I dyed rice paper in indigo, then cut out after constructing. I am painting with other natural dyes, such as Black Oak and Walnut on indigo dyed paper. Let's see. The size is 58"H x approx. 120"W

March 28, 2011

"Beyond the Kimono: KATAZOME"
workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN)
June 5 - 11, 2011
Develop design ideas by observing natural objects throughout the Arrowmont campus, such as leaves, flowers, and branches, then cut stencils. Apply natural dyes (cutch, cochineal, madder, etc.) with alum mordant.
The above image was at Indiana University when I was invited as a visiting artist.
The second image was at Vermont Surface Design Studio. I taught a wksp last year.