8.23.2008

charting the interior landscape


This is not a landscape photo.  It is a work of art by the Japanese artist,  Noriko Ambe, who has created a series focused on mapping the interior emotional landscape.  She formed this piece by making cuts in a sketchbook.  In her artists statement, Noriko states, "It looks like annual rings of a tree or topographical map or waive, but it isn't.  It is absolutely the traces of actions of a person, which is me... So to speak, I have been mapping the mysterious land between physical and emotional geography."   I was really inspired looking through her website, especially because I had created a series of drawings with a similar goal for the art show last April.
 
Maps: charcoal, conte, ink 



























1 comment:

Steven James said...

wait--are the last four yours? i love them.