2018 Breathing in Trees - Solo Exhibition - HOTA, Gold Coast
Photo: Carl Warner.
In 2017 & 2018 I had residencies at Youkobo Art Space, located within the prefecture of Suginami City Tokyo. Not far from Youkobo are remnants of what was once the greenbelt of Tokyo – a few market gardens remain along with plant nurseries and community gardens. A local visiting during open studio suggested plants are both residents and architecture.
This work combines the vernacular of built environment and surfaces along with many plant references. Frottage from street walks, such as the manhole cover of Tokyo, a design with five petals to form a cherry blossom as its symbol are incorporated in the layers.