Paper and I
-----Express the universe on paper
The them Ifm now interested in is ethe sense of touchf. I made use of my hand-made paper to express this them. Nowadays everything is superficial. eThe sense of sightf is regarded as most important and it seems that wefve lost ethe sense of touchf. Rough, warty, fluffy, slick, coarse ------ we sense through touching with our hands or seeing with our eyes. And these senses have a great effect on how we feel. Ifm deeply fascinated with these surface senses or ethe sense of touchf. Melted paper materials change into art works with my hands and fingers. The locus of hands and fingers, sometimes deliberatly and sometimes not --- The combination work of light, wind and water, all beyond my power, sometimes supportive and sometimes not, --- concentration and relief--- and then appears a new paper work of mine. Though there are so many materials for art works, Indian ink (sumi) and paper (kami) attracts my attention. I feel the relationship between them is extremely intense. I even feel a sort of prayer in their relationship. We unconsciously feel the color and the smell of Indian ink with our whole body. Ifd like you to appreciate paper, its friendliness, richness and deepness. When you close your eyes, when you cannot rely on your sight, your sense of touch comes to life again. It starts to be active again in the inner place of your body. I hope you feel its vibration yourself too.