Painting Journals with Japanese colored papers.
Visit my gallery and Instagram for viewing more works and enlarged parts.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

My moon


Moon 211019

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7 inch diameter circular plate.

This is the October cold moon hanging in my mind.



Saturday, October 2, 2021

Fruit Nougat


211002  Fruit Nougat

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7×7 inches canvas
18cm×18cm スクエアカンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Here is my all time appetizing and sweet looking piece.
The image of cool and harden skim milk and honey with
glazed cherries, orange peels and apricots. 


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Watermelon Tourmaline

210826  Watermelon Tourmaline Hard Candy Version

210828  Watermelon Tourmaline Fruit Jelly Version

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7×7 inches canvas
18cm×18cm スクエアカンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Two pieces with different textures inspired by the precious stone, "Watermelon Tourmaline".
The hard candy version is condensed with many layers.
The fruit jelly version has light texture with cool transparency.
Please see the enlarged partial images of both on Instagram.


Sunday, August 8, 2021

Amethyst and Tourmaline



Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7×7 inches canvas
18cm×18cm スクエアカンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Modestly colored amethyst and tourmaline look calming and refreshing in summer season.I don't trust the spiritual writings about precious stones at all, but it simply purifies my mind to look inside of those cool-colored and ice-like crystals.

The culture of appreciating stones and minerals has spread from east to west. It fascinates introverted lovers who indulge in the beauty of the microcosm. When appreciating the ore, we minimize ourselves and travel inside the stone. Like an explorer in an endless limestone cave, we forget the time and sail while feeling the hard texture of the crystals.

Precious stones such as amethyst and tourmaline are sprinkled with inclusions such as air bubbles, other minerals, insects, plant fragments and crystals, which also give a complex taste.
There are cats in my production environment, so if you look closely, the cat's hair is sometimes trapped inside the resin.

Ziggy is 10 years old and weighs nearly 7 kg.
He often falls on the floor in summer.
I found the white hair on his belly, which was heart-shaped.






Saturday, July 24, 2021

Summer gemstones



Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7×7 inches canvas
18cm×18cm スクエアカンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Minerals, especially precious stones which transmit light, are reminiscent of water and ice from the appearance of their crystals and bubbles. Aquamarine, blue topaz, citrine, and phosphophyllite, which I call summer gemstones inspire me to extract the essences of my favorite thought of summer, such as cool and sweet fruit candies.


Thursday, July 15, 2021

From the end of rainy season to humid summer




Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7×7 inches canvas
18cm×18cm スクエアカンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

The rainy season ends in mid-July, and the humid summer begins.
Summer in Japan, where the discomfort index is high, various beautiful traditions for cooling have been passed on.
Some of them have been introduced from Buddhist culture from other humid Asian countries as Thailand, Vietnam and China.
Below are some of my favorite cooling traditions from the rainy season to summer.

Hand water bowl with lotus floating.
Hydrangea with rain dew and Japanese sweets which imitate such seasonal views in the garden.
Fishbowl with goldfish.
Beautiful Japanese cuisine with Japanese ginger, eggplant, and herbs.
Bronze wind chime sound.
The sound of Suikinkutsu: Japanese garden ornament and music device with water drips.

In Japan, there is a culture in which each tradition is loved from various angles by making full use of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. It is multi-layered and complex, like a seasonal symphony. However, the stage equipment should be quite simple to gain more pleasures of appreciation.  For example, in a very simple Japanese tea room, the moment you receive tea from a tea set with a smooth and organic shape that fits comfortably in your palm, you will be surrounded by many pleasant information abundant as stars. You can trip to the galaxy with a cup of tea in a small, simple and quiet tea room. 

The more we narrow down the surrounding items and pursue the aesthetics of subtraction, the more sensation we can get. At the moment when we are surrounded by a small number of items and encounter blanks or margins, we tend to knit quotations of dreams, delusions, and memories to fill the gaps. The more memories we cite as we get older, the more we will be able to spend rich time of deep appreciation, by just standing there with fewer items. The moment I see a waterfowl flying off the surface of the river, I would cite some haiku, music, movies, literary passages, and my bitter memories, to taste sensations as pathos, ennui and vanity.




Thursday, April 29, 2021

Seasonal works



Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7×7 inches canvas
18cm×18cm スクエアカンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Every time, the Japanese climate is clearly reflected through my physical senses. As spring ripens, petals, buds, fresh greenery, butterflies, and insect wings appear somewhere in the image. The climate of Japan is rich in variety and is like a condensed jewel box.  Due to the humidity, the vegetation has a deep color, and the small creatures that benefit from the clear stream are full of freshness.  To keep the texture looking like sweets and ore, the canvas is coated in three dimensions so as not to spoil the image when it is viewed from the side.