Series/ KOTODAMA - the magic of words
Mon - Gate 門
: Acrylic, 24k gold leaf on Canvasboard 25×25cm, Wooden frame 30×30cm / 2023
Mon = Gate,
The place through which things must pass. The stage that must first pass in order to reach a certain state or condition.
Clan, One family / The place where one receives teachings / A fellow student who shares the same teacher / Affiliation of learning or doctrine.
Kotodama: meaning the spirit that dwells in words. In ancient Japan it was believed that the spiritual power that resides in words could realise the content of linguistic expressions.There are two sides to this belief: positive words are actively used to realise that which they express, and negative words are avoided or shunned. With this inherent energy, the words one utters can directly affect reality and manifest changes, for better or for worse.
This is a series of works in which words are incorporated into the artworks with gold-leaf calligraphy, bringing wealthy vibrational energy.