ブログではどんなものに影響を受けているか、背景をイメージをメインに紹介します。 On this page, I will share my inspiration through visual images. Back stage of the works.

How to Draw Tree

Plants I want to find

Japanese Knot Weed/Hedge Bindweed/Ground Ivy

Plants August

Yarrow/Common Burdock/Alder Tree/Butterfly Bush (everywhere) @Lewisham Station

Field Sketch 屋外にて植物観察

いざキャンバスに向かって描く時は何も見ず描きます。写真は参考に見ますが、写真を写すのではなくて、どんな構造だったか、 どんな要素があってどういう風に成り立っているのか。そのような部分を見ます。何かを見ながら描くと、その見ているものに引っ張られてしまい、 絵自体の生き生きとしたライブ感が減り、参考にしている写真の方が生き生きとしているという何とも描く方も見る方も時間の無駄な作品ができます。    リアルでないリアリティを平面上で表現するのが絵画の良さですので、プライベートなリアリティをねじ込んで風景を作る。そこに馴染みのある物や風景があると    そのリアリティに説得力が増しますので、やはり描く対象となるもの、なりそうなもの、は実物を見て観察するのが一番なので、 外で植物を眺めます。植物はこの植物いいな。と思ったもので完全に私の趣向です。最近は水辺の草や枯れ木を描きたいと思っているので、 川の周りと小高い丘に行きました。ロンドン市内の川の為あまり綺麗でないのですが、この不完全さを見、絵を描きながら自分は大自然に浸る。 という。絵で補います。

Studio Ghibli Kazuo Oga

スタジオジブリの最初の作品はとなりのトトロです。映画館はものすごい混んでいて、通路に座って見た記憶があります。そして遅れてついたので途中からで正直よく話がわかっていなかった記憶があります。5歳くらいでしょうか。ジブリの背景にものすごい惹かれたのはもののけ姫です。⑪歳の頃で自然への憧れが強かった私には野生で育った姫と屋久島が舞台とされる深い森の描写を見てあんな風景の一部になりたいと切実に願っていました。 Studio Ghibli's first work is My Neighbor Totoro. I remember sitting in the aisle and seeing it since the movie theater was so crowded that. I remember that I didn't understand the story honestly because I was around 5 years old. I was touched by the food scenes. I was terribly attracted to Princess Mononoke when I was 11. I had a strong admiration for nature, and when I saw the depiction of a princess who grew up in the wild and a deep forest model in Yakushima, I strongly wanted to be part of that landscape somehow.

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Sketching

屋外で木のスケッチ。 木の造形を入れてキャンバスに描く時は自由に描きます。植物が有機的に広がっていくようにそのような順序で足していきます。 古来から木は芸術作品には欠かせないモチーフです。布の柄などのほとんどが草花からインスピレーションを受けているように、草木の造形を  美術と草木の密接な関係があります。  Outdoor tree sketch. I input the tree shape into me by drawing and output them on the canvas freely. Adding leaves and stems that order so that the plants spread organically. Trees are an indispensable motif for works of art from past to presense, East to West. Many textile patterns are are inspired by the flowers and plants. There is a close relationship between art and plants.

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Sketching

Utagawa Hiroshige I often look at Ukiyoe for getting inspiration for radical conpositioins.

Amazing expression of rainy days. And a silhouetto of forest.

植物の形のスケッチ。ラズベリーにミント類。遠景である木の造形。松の木は浮世絵と墨絵を参考に。この丸くなっている松は歌川広重のもの。上野公園に実際にある松らしい。   ラズベリーはそこらじゅうになっており、イギリスでは熟した実が出来る頃は地元の人が取りに来る。うちの近所にも穴場があり、あと1週間くらいしたらわらわらとタッパーを片手に人手があるに違いない。   Skeches of plants. Rasberry and Mint. Trees. Pine trees are inpired from Ukiyoe and ink painting. This round curve pine tree is by Hiroshige Utagawa. This pine tree is in Ueno Park in real. There are lots of rasberries in the UK. When they are riped, local people will come out to pick them. There is a great hidden spot near my house, in few weeks many people would come out with thier containers.

Two Lions, Shiba Inu and Shibori

欧州中世のマニュスクリプトは私の好む絵の宝箱である。こんなに素晴らしい絵がたくさんあるのに一体なぜ一点透視を発明してしまったのか。いや、発明してもいいけどなぜほとんどの芸術や絵画の基準となってしまったのか。確かに素晴らしい技術で発明であるけれど、多角的な視点で世界を見る。というものがおざなりになり、あまりに全てが科学的証拠。科学になってしまうと「謎」が少なくなり(それがキリスト教なのだけれど)思想や精神の種類が少なくなりそう。From the left the illustrated lion on 12th-century Medieval manuscript 'Early illustrated bestiary' British Library collection. “Karajishi-zu byōbu” (The huge folding screen of Chinese lions) by Kanō Eitoku (狩野永徳) Kabosu-chan. Most famous Shiba-inu in the world as being used top poplar Meme. European medieval manuscripts are my treasure box. Why did you invent one-point perspective when there were so many wonderful paintings? No, it's okay to invent, it is wonderful invention, but why has it become the standard for most art and painting? They were so strong enough to wipe the other paintings styles being labeled as childlike or unsophisticatedbut. In the world, multiple perspectives and reverse perspectives were common. David Hockney explains brilliantly about these perspectives so I recommed to watch it. Liner perspective is for scientific evidence. When it comes to science, the number of "mysteries" will decrease (although it is Christianity idea, no mystery), and the types of thoughts and spirits will decrease.

Started New Painting 2021

I have started a new painting. The plants are from the backyard of my studio. When I was drawing in the park. A little boy talked to me "What are you drawing?" I said " I am drawing the trees over there" "Are you an artist?" "Yes, I am " "I like your drawing, why are you not drawing that area?" " Ah, this is because,, " " Heeey come here! " " ah, I need to go, bye!,," He was so sweet... I wanted to tell him why I left some area empty.

Detail of Waterfall 2021

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I am obsessed with the Japanese Kimono recently. I have many many collections of kimonos in my studio. The silk is just like sacred items when I am wearing them I feel so healthy and confident. Wearing Kimono is not easy in Japan for many people. There are lots of rules and manners in wearing Kimonos then many people are scared to wear them in the wrong way. But I realized it Kimono is just a clothing. Everybody used to wear them in the past. And if there are so many rules that must have been from upper-class culture. So, I am not from an upper-class family and culture, so why do I need to follow their strict manner? I am an outsider or just a peasant.

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From the left: My Shibori Kimono Jacket. Shibori pattern is one of the iconic Japanese patterns I always wanted to add "pattern" in painting but it took a while to find a good way for me. I added this in-between places as like up in the air. So I could add another image like a collage. Headpieces from V&A collection in the South Asian gallery. Okoso-head piece. Huge boomed in the Meiji period to prevent the cold. Waterfall series by Hokusai.

「My drawing process of Tree」

A day visiting V&A July 2021

I visited V&A to see South Asian Gallery room to see Miniature Pinaints. They were soooooooooo stuuning! BUT, the room was so dark and has a glass cover in front of the work so I could not take any pictures,,,,sob sob. All photos are from the Medieval English room! There is a really interesting room called "Brombely by Bow" where I currently live. The station is pretty much the ugliest station in London but the room is concervated at V&A?

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Amazing embroidery work. Caption said unanonymous makers. It woul take my 3 times of my life time to complete this pices of work. This one is 3m size.

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Miserable Mio :p Haha

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at V&A all photos by me

Alchemist

「Looking at the Evening Sky」

Drawings of drawing trees

Since the pandemic and local lockdown happened, I have started gardening. I was always interested in gardening but I did not have time to commit it. So, the lockdown was a good(?!!!) opportunity to start (as you know everybody thought the same thing, the compost was disappeared from the market!) Firstly, I started composting food to create next year's compost. (It does not sound like the first thing to do) I live on a narrowboat. So my garden is limited. However, I was doing really well. I could grow cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuces, sweet peas, kales, etc,. I also built a water garden with rubbish such as abandoned timbers and plastic bottles. All plants I put in are incredibly happy. So it becomes wild to attract wild birds come to eat insects. I did lots of sketches of plants. Observing how they grown from the seeds. This is the starting point of making this current plant series. Drawing plants can be difficult coz they look complicated. This is the starting point to break them down into the most simplistic shapes then I can find the way to start. Once I got the way of identifying the shapes, drawing plants are fun. I had started look through references depicting plants in any art. In art, it is effortless to find plants as a motif and subject. They are found on textile patterns, decorative patterns, pottery, furniture, paintings, so anything.

ca. 1820-ca. 1830 (made)Punjab Hills (made) Close up part of Ladies Encountering a Yogini in a Forest INDIA, PROVINCIAL MUGHAL, LATE 18TH CENTURY

I start with Medieval manuscripts "English Old Herbal Illustration" and Voynich Manuscripts, Japanese Ukiyoe, and Indian Miniature Paintings.

Indian Miniature Painting

https://www.architecturaldigest.in/story/mangoes-as-seen-in-indian-miniature-paintings/ "isn't it so beautiful?"

「2021年7月14日/ 14th July 2021」

今日から10年かかってもなんだかしっくりこないウェブサイトをHTMLで構築! 素晴らしい。このブログでは新しい作品にまつわるリサーチの結果などをのせていきます。 Today is the day when I finally say good bye to the forever reconstructing my own website!I I am building this with HTML and CSS,,,, it is cool isn't it? I will share the background of thought relaitng to the new works and other interests