This is the second part of our exhibition at Studio Kura in Itoshima, Japan. Tiny teapots in a Japanese garden! Each teapot has a poem inside.
Working with delicate calligraphy paper and traditional ink because that’s what I can find easily at the dollar store! Of course, here it’s called the 100 yen store.
I love doing sumi here. In the states, most people have no idea what suminagashi is, and if they do it’s usually along the lines of “Oh sure, my kid did that one day in kindergarten.” While I love that suminagashi is such an easy and accessible art form, it’s a little like telling a painter that your kid enjoys finger painting… 🙄 Here, everyone actually knows what it is! And they’re at least polite enough to comment on the difficulty involved 😂
This work grew out of a residency at Herekeke last summer. Cover art by Isabel Winson-Sagan. Red Bird is a beautiful press in Minnesota–I so enjoyed working with them.
a black skirt bright
with red cherries
or soft chiffon
silkscreened with Paris
or New York
on a summer’s day
we made ourselves
To order: https://www.redbirdchapbooks.com/content/lama-mountain