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Sunken Feathers

Photograph of clouds shot from underwater layered on feather drawing dyed on silk.
Drawn feathers, stitched, and sparkles from the summer sea.
Sea, swim, sparkles and feathers hidden underwater.
Morning shore, first light, and a feather lying on sand.

Various images of the Ocean are layered over feather drawings originally created for my “Wing Dress” series.

The Ocean has been my muse, especially for the dress series, and during a long creative process my daily visit to the water fed me visions and the energy that deepened and lightened me simultaneously.

These images are my attempt at somehow capturing the mystery I’ve witnessed while by, on or in the Sea.

水中で撮った海の画像を、『Wing Dress』シリーズの羽根の絵に重ねた連作。


From top:
Underwater Sky 2 (2015)
Sped (2010)
Deeper Teal (2009)
Shore (2011)

Following two:
Underwater Sky (2010)
Gulls in Flight (2015)

Clouds in both “Underwater Sky” was photographed looking through the water surface in mid summer.

「Underwater Sky」の歪んだ雲は夏空を水中から撮影。

Summer sky, seen throuh water, and a floating feather.
Image of sea shore with a wing dyed on silk overlaid.

Light Calligraphy

Moon over the sea, forming a number two.
Rows of candles at night, in blur.
A light house with red windows.

Unlike a more popular approach to light calligraphy that is to move a flashlight while in long exposure, I swing my camera-arm around instead in a way much similar to ink calligraphers with enormous brushes.
I do this solely on my impulse, often times with my eyes closed, as there is no way for me to pre-plan or monitor what is being drawn.

Many of the resulting images (including the pieces presented here) have composition that require no cropping. Some of them even turn out to have resemblances to my past paintings.

Opportunities for light calligraphy arrive spontaneously.
The experience always had enlivening effect on myself and some of those who happened to witness seemed to have joined me in the enthusiasm with curious sort of excitement.



From top:
Moon (2011)
Candle Night (2010)
Light House (2011)