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CANCELED: The Soul of a Moment
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
July 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 26, 2020
NOTE: This event has been canceled.
An exhibit of Michigan artist Linda J. Beeman’s stunning nature-inspired mikuhanga prints. Mokuhanga is a Japanese watercolor-based woodblock technique. Free.
Read the artist's statement
“I am an environmental artist working exclusively in the ancient water-based Japanese art of mokuhanga – woodblock print. The process of mokuhanga is an ancient art that is in danger of being lost due to technology and economic influences. Wood, watercolor, rice paste, paper – these are the ingredients of my art. Mokuhanga has allowed me to express myself in an environmentally responsible way.
“Created in small editions, each print is hand painted and hand printed. They are individual works of art – not copies – and never reprinted. Carving individual wood blocks for each color in the print, isolated profiles are separated and then joined again.
“I am moved by a reverence for nature that cannot be adequately expressed in English. The Japanese word, Kokoro means ‘heart; mind; soul; emotions; feelings.’ The word Ma translates as ‘a pause, a space between or a space yet to be fulfilled.’ An interval. A consciousness of place. It is in this pause that the soul finds rest and reflection. It is where I go.
Creating a sense of stillness and peace and shelter…… the journey of viewing awakens you to the vulnerability of our natural spaces.
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