City Trees and City Lights

City Trees and City Lights - larger version

I wanted to try out some forms, which were chunkier with wider surfaces in which to wrap with the Mokuhanga. I was aware that the interaction between the two forms was important and once I had established this relationship with the wooden forms it became very interesting in how the clothing of the form made the forms spatial interaction more complex. This was both very exciting and challenging at the same time .It was during the process that I felt that in part I was referring to a recent trip to Tokyo where the large blocks of office buildings were set off by trees in a traditional Japanese garden. Hence the series ‘City Trees’ and ‘City Lights’.