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About

keikoKeiko Miyamori works in both Japan and in the United States. Her background and training is in traditional Japanese painting and her work encompasses natural materials such as charcoal, mineral pigments, and washi paper. One of her techniques is to create charcoal rubbings of tree bark on washi paper and use them to wrap man-made objects.

more info : http://www.keikomiyamori.com/

blog: http://keikomiyamori.blogspot.com/

Art Forms

Word-Work-File-D_Keiko Miyamori creates visual art installations and give project-based workshops. Her work encompasses natural materials such as charcoal, mineral pigments, and washi paper, which is handmade from tree fibers. One of her primary techniques is to create charcoal rubbings of tree bark on washi paper, then using these rubbings to wrap man-made objects.

First, Keiko wraps a tree with translucent hand-made washi (Japanese mulberry paper). Then, she gently rubs the paper with hand-made charcoal. In doing this, the bark pattern is transferred onto the washi. The transferred tree images are sometimes displayed by themselves to create flat-standing forest images. In many cases, her installations include varied objects such as pianos, birdcages, typewriters or boats that are wrapped in this rubbed washi paper. These objects are tightly covered with washi, which is adhered using wheat paste, producing a new uniform skin that gives them a subtle transformation.

The washi – this special paper – helps to create artist’s important art forms, and it creates a visual language of unity in her art.

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Nao Tamekawa

Nao originally grew up in Japan countryside with mountains and monkies. She came to study Film and Art in Temple University. Web design and motion graphics is her focus. She likes ugly cats, fat cats, and Charlie Brown.

nao’s website oioioioi.net

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