In Japan, we are “inhabited” by nature in contrast:
The density of colors, the strength of the elements, and above all the fluidity, omnipresence of water (rain, rivers, waterfalls, fountains and basins….)
Lacquer is closely linked to the elements by its nature, its harvest, its treatment and water is an essential element. I focused my research on a technique close to suminagashi (inks floating on water, ancestor of marbled paper) which I called: urushinagashi (literally lacquer floating on water) …
By transferring the floating lacquer on paper or silk I finally found a way to draw landscapes, maps, paths that allow me to navigate – thanks to lacquer – between the two shores of countries dear to my heart ….
The translucency of the silk, like a shoji, gives the lacquer shades of light and shade that make black vibrate on imaginary level curves.