Moment is Forever$800.00
Moment is Forever, 2018
Sumi Ink, Oil Pastel, & Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 24 x 1 in
Signed & Dated on Back
My latest series "Puku Puku Bubbles" encourages viewers to embrace each moment and every day in order to live with passion and peace. As a Japanese daughter of Ancient Greek and Phoenicia origins, I grew up amongst two different cultures—Mediterranean and Japanese. This series is inspired by their regional depictions of the Phoenician goddess Tanit and Japanese Dogu (meaning earthen figurines). I admire these simplistic figures for their whimsical ambiance. I believe dynamism is the key to harmony and embraced this concept in my paintings by utilizing both water-based Sumi ink and oil-based pastels on on canvas.
Japanese morning glories are flowers that only bloom for one day! Despite their short lifespan, we love and care for it in a unique way—similar to friends who we have outgrown for different reasons. The important takeaway is that the happy memories we have are forever with us in our mind.