19 x 13 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.
The idea behind Mother stems from psychologist Jung’s idea that 'we all are connected unconsciously and deeply and in the body of mother goddess, we are all protected and loved.' It is also implied that we should not be selfish and forget the relationship between nature and animals.