Artwork journals with Japanese colored papers.

Artwork journals with Japanese colored papers.

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.