Saturday, 25 October 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

Hand Knitted Trousers

I am so grateful for these woolen trousers, perfect for warming up and cooling down, at the beginning and end of yoga practice.  Perfect.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Funky Coloured Clouds

Just can't resist these cool colour cloud shots while riding around town.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Hijiori Lantern - 肘折ランタン

Artists spend a night in a hot spring town and make a lantern, inspired by their stay in this little time warp of a bathing town, deep in the mountains of Yamagata.  This is Mise Natsunoke's.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A Detail

Love how these appears to be peeling off a layer to reveal the gold underneath.  Like meditating.  Sitting still for long enough to feel the gold.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Mise Natsunosuke

First stumbled upon his work at an exhibition in Tokyo - was very difficult to tear myself away from the paintings, fascinated and totally absorbed.  That was about nine years ago, now he is a professor  in the art university here in town, I haven't seen his work for nine years - just wonderful.  Love this.  Look at the shadows on the far left of these panels, they were made by hanging a large intricately designed cut out work, creating another layer, an ethereal element, a movement in the work.  Sublime. The exhibition feels like a journey, internal and careening with moments of peace.