"Cherry Blossom flower is very famous in Japan. Many photographs and artwork show the cherry blossoms when they bloom in the spring. In Japan there is a traditional event each Spring where people have parties under these trees like in this collage."
"This piece is not a painting! This is a rice paper collage. I use only traditional paper called “washi” and a special glue that I make myself. The paper pieces are very fine so I use a tweezers and tear the shapes with my hands, not a scissors."
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16" x 12.5"
Midori creates art as part of Hospitality House Creative Arts Program, the only free-of-charge fine arts studio and gallery space in San Francisco. She is originally from Japan and has been making art since she was a young child. Midori loves all kinds of artwork, painting, ceramics, doll making, and other hobbies, such as sewing and making clothes. Midori describes feeling really happy when making art and makes all of her art from her imagination—she uses no pre existing patterns, images or photographs.
As reflected in her art, Midori has a love of nature and animals and describes that she has been caring for animals her whole life. Since moving to San Francisco, Midori has used her art skills and caring nature to help many people. She has taught art to children, seniors and has been involved in running a non-profit that helps Japanese newcomers get oriented to life in San Francisco. Midori hopes to improve her health and have a peaceful life as well as contribute to others lives through sharing the peace and calm that her art brings.
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