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Trinity.

2010’s: A Decade in Review.

The First Sunrise of 2010's, an ocean view.

Summer 2010, Sea at Sundown.
Coffee on the beach; autumn waves; nature as an inspiration; cre
Wing Dress, detail, in process.
Wing Dress, a feather detail, in process.
Wing Dress, acid dye on silk, an assembly process.
Experimental Ocean, a light calligraphy with the moon.
Wing Dress, process, at summer dawn, on sand dune.
Winter Flip Flops, in snowfall.
Abstract Swim, an underwater geometry.
Spider Lily Red, an abstract petal, process.
Spider Lily Red, acid dye on silk, installation.
Walk on the beach at sundown.

The Last Sunset of 2010’s, ocean waves in gold.

Moments lived once, from top. year/month/day/time:

2010/01/01 07:13
– The first sunrise of the decade.

2010/09/06 17:58
– That summer I swam a lot in the sea, daily at sundown.
Until I became transparent and merged with the changing colors of the ocean lit by the setting sun.
Like one of them sea creatures in the deep, see-through with neon dots.

2010/11/26 11:03
– Ocean Cafe, a practice I started in late 2000’s.
Did my “don’t laugh I’m trying to surf” thing around this time as well, the last time before Fukushima blew up.
It was on a moon-lit night, just after it was full. The practice – Night Surf – I started also in late 00’s, fascination and desire to rely solely on my intuition outweighed my fear. I thought it’d make me a better artist.
Not sure if it worked but I haven’t forgotten how I felt: very, very alive.

2011/01/28 15:19
2011/01/22 14:18
2011/02/09 14:27
– “Wing Dress – Velocity” in near completion.

2011/02/18 17:56
– Light Calligraphy, another naturally emerged “practice” in late 2000’s.
I literally close my eyes and move my camera like a calligraphy brush to “draw” with the light source.
By relying solely on my intuition I thought it’d make me a ….

2011/08/28 06:10
– Tottori Sand Dune. I got there before sunrise, carrying a sewing body while still dark.
The mini dune sounded intensely quiet, like it does in a desert, especially in those hours.

2011/02/11 16:15
– Classic Japanese nondescript flip-flops.
A pair carried me to the sea everyday, so worn, I remember even today feeling the bumpy, warm asphalt beneath my soles.

2019/09/10 15:58
– From the last outdoor swim of the year. I swam so much throughout the summer, sharing the rectangles in the sun with a small group of enthusiasts.

2017/05/24 17:11
– “Spider Lily Red – Flare 1”, in process.

2017/12/30 time unknown
– “Spider Lily Red – Flare 1”, in association with the ocean.

2019/08/31 18:01
– On the last day of August I barefooted into the sea, ankle deep in the part of Pacific I’ve known for so long.
The first time since August 2012, a year after the thing blew up.
I was alive again in no time though, like as if I never left.
Like dried wakame reviving itself in water.

2019/12/31 16:15
– The Last Sunset.
The spectacle at the beach was a gift from The Artist who knows, obviously, how to end the decade with a bang.

Nature as an Inspiration – March 7, 2016

Dyed Feathers - with a zipper.Dyed Feathers - with a forming wave.

Recap. Wing Dress (2007-2011).

Process in Pictures: Wing Dress – Velocity (2009 – 2011)

Originally posted on Cargo Collective circa June 2011.

Piece: Wing Dress – Velocity (2009-2011), acid dye on silk.

Hazy summer sea shore at dusk.
Wing Dress - Process - paper model
Wing Dress Velocity - Process - paper model drawn
Wing Dress Velocity - Process - Inspiration - wave
Wing Dress Velocity - Process - Inspiration - sea surface at sun
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Wing Dress Velocity - Process - Inspiration - sea surface - dark
Wing Dress Velocity - Process - dyed wing, detail
Wing Dress Velocity - Proces - dyed wing, torso detail.
Wing Dress Velocity - Process - Inspiration - sea gull reflectio
Wing Dress Velocity - inspiration - a gull in flight, gliding.
Wing Dress Velocity - Process - dyed wing, sleeve