06 October, 2005

Fujiko Isomura

Many cultures have applied gold leaf to pictures. It came to Japan from China and Korea along with the Buddhist faith and the painting of icons. In the sixteenth century, Japan developed its own unique styles and techniques, especially in secular painting. This is the style I use in my work today. As the modern artist I begin my work by computer manipulation, collaging, and the printing of images. I then return to the formal art techniques of painting and gold leafing to complete my work. In my work I bring together old and new icons and images from American and Japanese culture. These combination of images represent the history of two cultures as well as my personal thoughts about the world I am experiencing.


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