After installing Merry and Angel at Bunkamura the other day, I went to visit Rose at Span Art. I`m sure she isn`t lonely with so much beautiful Art around her
I`ve finished putting up my installation at Bunkamura Gallery yesterday Afternoon, and the opening is from today (30th).
I was so lucky to be able to meet many Artists I`ve been admiring from afar for years.
My heart was illiterately fluttering to able to meet Artist/doll maker Koitsukihime in person.
Her work has been a main point of influence and inspiration to me for many years, and was probably the main force in pulling me away from my fashion design studies, and into the doll making world. Her dolls in real life are several times more moving then in the photos, and I always seem to discover some new detail. Her porcelain work is of course, perfection. This time, her new work at Bunkamura has a new taste to it, something more oriental, she looks like a beautiful child Shiva Goddess, with that classic Koitsukihime illusive smile.
One other memorable work (and encounter) was that of Kaoru Mori , Her doll installation at Span Art, desolves/desintegrates into a pig`s skull. Incredibly moving. I`ve seen this work before on Parabolica.bis`s site, but seeing it in person, brought on a wave of goosebumps, no words to how moving it was. I recommend going to see it if possible, I`m sorry, I didn`t take any photos of it or any other works, as I was not sure if possible or not, but you can see a photo of it on her twitter account https://twitter.com/kaoru_mori (background photo).
I was also so happy to meet Mari Shimizu, I always gasp at her character making and story telling abilities. Each one of her dolls is a window to a beautiful new world of her imagination. I`ve seen some of her dolls last year, but could only get the chance to finally meet her in person yesterday.
As for my installation, I have already introduced `Merry` last week, but I could also get a porcelain doll ready in time, `Angel`. I`ll post closeup photos on this blog in a couple hours time
Two resin dolls I`ll be exhibiting next week at Span Art and Bunkamura galleries in Tokyo.
Little Teacup is now on her way to Alexi Era Gallery, hopefully in time for their opening.
She has a New Dentelle Body base, and wearing the new `Rocaille` Corset part and heel feet,
However the chest part is a one of free sculpted part.
Basically I`m having loads of fun now playing around, changing parts on the Ornate body.
I love the fact that resin allows such a free-hand at changing parts – gets me all thinking about new wonderful options, and how wonderful it would be to mix between them to make even more imaginative and personalized creations.
11/２８（木）～ 12/11（水） 銀座SPAN ART Gallery
11/３０（土）～ 12/11（水）澁谷Bunkamura Gallery
I`ll be participating in a group exhibition at the end of this month, showing in both Span Art Gallery and Bunkamura in Tokyo.
If you happen to be in town at the time, come take a look – some of my personal favorite artists are showing, so I`m looking forwards to it myself