What is a “father’s day” anyways? All them special dates emerging from somewhere like a circus clown sprinkling magic dust upon us.
And what good would that do to mend our wings if the sky is, in facto may have been, confiscated from us.
We are all alike, and we are all unique. Submit to the latter and you’ll know we are also all alone.
Sky is ours. Future is not set in stone.
When you stand in your own truth withstanding the “uni” of the unique.
And look over there, see another one, and plenty more of us with our wings strong in the sun,
just and only then we will
bring heaven down to earth where it belonged all along.
Originally compiled as a diptych on January 24, 2017, and posted on Cargo Collective.
When I did, I was not planning to match the pattern of the drawing and the wave. One of them happy “coincidences”.
Drawing is an early version of this one: “Pencil Drawings for Spider Lily Red 2”.
Published here on March 14, 2021.
All derivatives from Dyed Threads series.
Spider Lily – early sketch, monochrome (2015)
Wing Diptych 1 (2015) The bird was photographed in September 1999, and became the inspiration for the Wing Dress series.
Spider Lily – study, monochrome (2015)
Wing Diptych 2 (2015)
Wing Diptych 3 (2015) The drawing was of an imaginary wing, and preceded the Wing Dress series.
Dragon Dress Diptych (2015)
Dragon Dress Prototype (2015) The dress in the photo was created around 1999-2000 with fabric marker as the first experiment for the Dyed Threads series.
Originally uploaded on Flickr March 2015, shot and compiled around the same time. The satin of the purse is unevenly faded due to sun exposure.
Published on February 14, 2021.
Originally posted on now-deleted Tumblr, photo taken in early 2012, Mojave Desert, California, a place so exotic for someone raised in suburban Tokyo..
Published on February 08, 2021.
The piece in progress is a paper model of the first “Wing Dress”, self photographed September 14, sea August 11, 2008. Compiled as a diptych, posted on my website around 2009.
I am actually looking into a mirror, not at myself but the dress. This was how I decided on placement of feathers.
Edit revised and published on February 23, 2021.
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