Thursday, 15 March 2018

Work in Japan...

My 'Handscape' (marked by the red arrow in the image below) is currently being displayed in Mino, Japan. The paper was made in the local area so it's nice to see it back where it belongs.  I feel priviliged to have my work in such a show.

Exhibition description (Taken from the Mino Art Info Facebook page)

A new exhibition, “Washi Etegami Picture Letter” will be coming up soon from 21st March to 25th March 2018. The exhibition will showcase Handmade Paper Etegami works of art by artists, painters and others connected with Mino City including participants to “Mino Paper Art Village Project.” (1997 – 2016) More than 50 Etegami art works by the creators touch people’ hearts.
Etegami (e means picture and tegami, letter/message.) are simple drawing accompanied by a few words. Usually done on postcards to be mailed to one’s friends.  A free “Etegami workshop” is also part of the exhibition this time. A great opportunity to use elegant handmade paper! We’re looking forward to your participation. Anyone will be welcomed. You’re not good at it? No worries. An instructor will be there to help you.

Thanks to everyone’s help, this new exhibition has made us, “Mino Art Info” feel some achievement of our mission to help people, artists connect each other with the aim, “Connect.”  Please come enjoy this beautiful works of art at the Studio Yoshida, Mino.
You can also enjoy the Hina Doll display at the same site.

Dates: Wed. 21 March – Sun. 25 March
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Place: Studio Yoshida (next to former Imai Residence)
Admission: Free
Workshop: Free (Handmade Paper Etegami Picture Letter)
For Information: Mino Cultural Hall 0575-35-0522

❝つながり❞を目標にMIno Art Infoは活動してきました。
日時 3月21日(水祝)~25日(日) 10:00~16:00
場所 吉田工房(旧今井家住宅隣)
入場 無料

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Must have made an impression...upon me.

 I last read this book in 1994, the year it was released.

Thanks Douglas

Tuesday, 27 February 2018


Handmade Japanese paper.
W:10cm H:15cm
"I feel therefore I am"
Kenneth Clark (1903-1983)

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Hand Over

This living hand, now warm and capable
Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold
And in the icy silence of the tomb,
So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights
That thou would wish thine own heart dry of blood
So in my veins red life might stream again,
And thou be conscience-calm’d–see here it is–
I hold it towards you.
John Keats 1795-1821
(Thanks to Rosie Whitcombe at BCU)

Monday, 10 July 2017

Huge 'Holloway'

 The deepest & steepest 'Holloway' (or Sunken Lane) we 
have ever experienced. Encountered on a recent walk in Worcestershire.