This intaglio print series represents myideology of nature. It is an interpretation of my voice and language in different organic shapes and forms through meditation. I explore my emotional response to, and poetic sense of, nature using harmonised colour combinations derived from Japanese tradition.
I enjoyed examining the visual effects of these different colour combinations, exploring the different cultural meanings associated with colours and the way colours respond to each other to create shifting psychological significance. Within each combination the colours visually affect each other to provide a sense of liveliness and dynamism. Of equal importance to me is the power of the white negative spaces that are formed, representing the sacred.
“Her work interprets Japan’s native nature aesthetic, which colours her perspective with its placement of nature at the centre of its philosophy. Specifically, she is influenced by Shintoism and Zen Buddhism, the latter teaching the beauty of imperfection in nature which is an important part of her aesthetic.
– Zoe Harrington, freelance writer / former editor of Sculpture + Enemies”