Artist Talk | Louise Forbush

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Sun Oct 1, 2:00pm to 4:00pm |
Founders Room

Art exhibit: Sept. 25-Oct. 19

Reception: Tuesday, Sept. 26  6pm-8pm

"A love of paper is what drives my work. Handmade Japanese paper, and weathered pages from old Japanese books. With their calligraphy, dust, and wormholes, they bring hidden stories with them. Each collage is made up of hundreds of pieces. Pieces that fuse color, texture, depth, warmth, and movement – and hopefully a little magic.

I lived in Japan in the 80’s, and a recent trip back after 30 years has added yet another layer of excitement to my work.

From Kyoto to Okayama, I found wonderful treasure to bring home: persimmon-dyed paper from an artist who showed me how it was done; scrolls and old kimono stencils from a temple flea market; and many sheets of Tengucho, a special material so soft and fine it is likened to the wings of a mayfly."

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Add to my Calendar 10/01/2017 02:00 PM 10/01/2017 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Artist Talk | Louise Forbush

Art exhibit: Sept. 25-Oct. 19

Reception: Tuesday, Sept. 26  6pm-8pm

"A love of paper is what drives my work. Handmade Japanese paper, and weathered pages from old Japanese books. With their calligraphy, dust, and wormholes, they bring hidden stories with them. Each collage is made up of hundreds of pieces. Pieces that fuse color, texture, depth, warmth, and movement – and hopefully a little magic.

I lived in Japan in the 80’s, and a recent trip back after 30 years has added yet another layer of excitement to my work.

From Kyoto to Okayama, I found wonderful treasure to bring home: persimmon-dyed paper from an artist who showed me how it was done; scrolls and old kimono stencils from a temple flea market; and many sheets of Tengucho, a special material so soft and fine it is likened to the wings of a mayfly."

View Louise's website

 

Founders Room