SPECIAL HAIKU DINNER – AN EVENING OF KARUMI

SUNDAY JUL 27, 2014 | 5 PM – 7 PM participated an artists’ crossroads event at Glyph Cafe: An Evening of Karumi. Karumi means a “light beauty with subtlety,” and defined the qualities found in the later poems of haiku master Matsuo Bashō.   Mukashi yori yomi okeru uta makura…..Of all the many places celebrated in … Read more

Glyph Cafe

GLYPH CAFÉ AND ARTS SPACE 804 NW COUCH ST. PORTLAND, ORE. 97209 (503) 719-5481 YUKIYO KAWANO “NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH” June 1 – August 1, 2014 Yukiyo Kawano’s hand-dyed silk and paper installation is a study after Bashō’s prosimetric work, Oku no Hosomichi (Narrow Road to the Deep North). Considered to be one of the … Read more

Black Rain 2012

  During the graduation show at Vermont College of Fine Arts on August 1st, 2012, 10 min performance was held in a hanging object which is based on an image of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant after the blast, that brings fear of the man-made disasters into our visual psyche. The performance dealt with artist’s/women’s desperation … Read more

FatMan (folded) 2012

      kimono, foam, wood, hair, ink, baisen mordant dye 5′ x 5′ x 10′ (height) The actual size of Fat Man, A-bomb, dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. The piece hangs from the ceiling using single braided wire. The height of the object is adjustable by pulling/loosening the other end of the wire that … Read more

Little Boy (folded) 2011

      kimono, bamboo, ash, hair, ink, baisen mordant dye 24.5″ x 24.5″ x 8′ 11″ A construction/fiber sculpture forms the shape of Little Boy, A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6th, 1945. All the pieces are sewn with hair.                             … Read more