Series/ KOTODAMA - the magic of words
Asobu / 遊
: Acrylic, Gold-leaf on Canvas 40×40cm / 2021
Asobu = play, playfulness
Enjoying the pleasure of acting at the height of one's spirits. Based on performing dance and music associated with Shinto rituals.
Enjoy what you want to do without worrying about work in your life. Have some peace of mind.
The pursuit of a world of beauty away from life, e.g. in literature.
Comfort your mind by doing what you think is right. Play, take it easy, walk, and amuse yourself.
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.