Reception: Tuesday, Sept. 26 6pm-8pm
Artist talk: Sunday, Oct. 1 2pm-4pm
"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."