Helping Dora Burns for her IN:SITE Project

Work by Dora Burns
Photo by Honami Nishii

I've been to Birmingham this week for the first time!
It was for helping my friend Dora Burns to make her site specific work at Birmingham Cathedral.
About the work please have a look at IN:SITE Festival.

Since this August I've been living in her place in London and Sussex, Dora and me are now family and co-workers in her garage. I was very happy to be involved to her project as an assistant.

I thought I was always an independent worker, not keen to team-work. But this time I'm learning a lot from her, liking team-work and our improvised uniform!

Honami and Dora in their uniform at the printing Stand

Dora checking resist print on fabric before indigo dyeing

We ombre-d our aprons in the end.



Photo ©GavinFreeborn

My irish friend Gavin wrote about me on his blog with nice portraits in Crystal Palace!
Also he is the one who took my artist photo on Honami Nishii's website.
I'm so pleased to be a part of his portrait project!

Photo ©generalLink

Also general Link (Japan) pre-cerebrated my return to Japan later this year.
Not planned what to do in Japan at all yet, but I am so excited to go back there soon.
I am lucky enough to have one remembering and waiting me in Japan.


Broken work and photo by Honami Nishii

I'm still alive, just being away from the Internet for a while.
Recently I've moved to West Sussex from London, I still keep making things as well as discovering new and being calm in countryside.

Being surrounded by fresh air and green is too good to me, like I didn't get mad even if I broke my fragile work like above.


Website update

Reproduced my embossed pieces (following on from graduate work) in smaller scale.
And they are neatly mounted and framed.


My degree work now on website

Finally...finished editing. I have put more images of my degree work.
Please check them if you missed the degree show!


And I work more.

My show space

Having british lunch with my parents
 Fish & Chips with Mashed Peas, Bangers & Mash, and Steak & Mushroom Pie.

Day trip to Paris. 
Me being amazed by Tokujin Yoshitaka's bench in Musee d'orsay while mum and dad enjoying Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne etc.

And again laser cutting, but this time as a graduate.

And again embossing with heat press, but this time as a graduate.

Time flies!
I think I am now officially a graduate (cos my student card has been expired obviously)
 however I don't feel so.

I've received my result last week it was good I'm satisfied. I took my parents to my degree show and touring with them in London and Paris. Take down the show on Monday and I collected my work. And then reproducing my print in uni to sell and to apply some art competitions. Still need to work on my unfinished website and others.  I was thinking to leave London in the end of July, but it won't be true. I think I can't be ready to leave in a month.

'Art & Textiles : Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present' (2013)

My recent favourite book which I am trying to buy. 
I found a funny one in there, woven basketball court with traditional south american patterns.
(Shame I didn't write down the name of artist..!)