(Subject is a slogan at a cafe)
I haven't written in a while but I keep thinking of things to talk about to you.
One of these things is the Global Artist Movement art gallery that I participate in every year.
My piece for the event this year is called, "Tomoe" based on an ancient Japanese symbol that holds a special, spiritual place in my heart. This symbol can also be found on the wings of the Tomoe moth, which is called Spirama in its scientific name. But for the gallery I named the piece it, "Rinpun" instead which means, "scales of a moth's wing." Why? Because people kept thinking my painting was just a pixelated photograph, or a painting based on a computerized image, or that I'd painted over some blown-up pixels. No, it's supposed to be each and every scale of the Tomoe symbol on the wing of the moth. I thought if it was called, "Rinpun" then there would be less of a chance of people mis-interpreting it.
I carried my painting to the gallery by hand, stopping first to stay a night at a friend's house so I wouldn't have to make the whole journey in one day. (The gallery is in Toyota, and I live in Tamano, if you have a map on hand, it is pretty damn far!)( Collapse )