TENDERNESS AND THORNS
September 1 – September 27, 2015
Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum
I was commissioned to create a large scale installation piece (above), Camellias and Cacti, painted on transparent fabric, measuring 12’x 42′, which will hang freely in the middle of Kansetsu’s Atelier. It will be exhibited, along with a selection of five major works on canvas. I will be at the opening on September 9, the birthday of Kansetsu. The show continues through September 27. If you are in Kyoto, please join me. The Kansetsu Garden and Museum are not to be missed.
Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883 – 1945) was a Kyoto-born artist who was heavily influenced by Chinese art and culture. His home and gardens in a quiet, old corner of Kyoto, have been turned into a museum and the surroundings provide a tasteful and inspiring backdrop for my work.
It is always a pleasant treat to receive invitation proofs from Japan: