{ sumi-e }

yesterday my husband found the business card of an illustrator / painter / sculptor we'd originally discovered years ago at the Japan Arts Festival. her name is Kana & she works mainly in acrylic gouache, sumi-e (ink), milk & persimmon juice (kakishibu) on washi & watercolor papers. her work is dreamy & luminous with an ethereal quality – positive and intriguing. here are 2 of my favorites....

©2010 kana's arts / "nose kiss" / ink, watercolor, gouache on washi mounted on canvas

©2010 kana's arts / "nose kiss" / ink, watercolor, gouache on washi mounted on canvas

©2010 kana's arts / "past, present, future" / ink, watercolor, gouache, dry pigment on washi collage mounted on canvas

©2010 kana's arts / "past, present, future" / ink, watercolor, gouache, dry pigment on washi collage mounted on canvas