Strawberry Field, 2017
Sumi Ink, Acrylic, Japanese Watercolor, & Screen Print on Canvas
22 x 30 x 1 in
Signed on Back
When we were cavemen we had a close relationship with nature. We respected and appreciated what we found 'in the wild.' Strawberry Field was made in appreciation of nature and the all it provides (food). The red string in the work is a Japanese symbol of this relationship, 'Mizuhik.'
The "Pattern and Imagery" series is similar to a 'jam session' in my mind. While creating this series, I started to paint without a specific plan and gradually decided how the painting would take shape. I treated each material as a different musical instrument and tried to archive an almost unexpected harmony.
Harumo Sato is a California-based artist from Tokyo Japan, whose practice includes painting, printmaking, and illustration. In 2013, she relocated to Buffalo, NY to study fine art. While attending the University at Buffalo, Harumo was awarded three scholarships related to painting and illustration.
Harumo’s career as an artist follows the history of a peculiar illness. Seven years ago, her dominant hand became suddenly paralyzed. It was during her rehabilitation period that Harumo fostered her appreciation and passion for art. For the next four years, Harumo copied the work of established artists' work as a form of physical therapy to overcome her illness.
Harumo strives to maintain a peace of mind amongst a highly-industrialized environment through her practice of creation. From her experience, she believes art is one of the best solutions to combat seemingly contagious negative thoughts and emotions. Through her vibrant and playful works, Harumo seeks to spark viewers’ imagination and lust for life!