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Naoko Morisawa Seattle, USA / Japan

Wood is an important component in my art. The life of a tree and the energy in each grain of wood are why I use wood. When seen from a distance, my artwork looks like a painting. The details of the work and mosaic technique slowly emerge when the viewer comes closer. Look closely and see the vibrancy and movements of the wood patterns. By using wood mosaic I can show the life and energy. I can talk about life and the energetic atoms inside the shoes, wave or waterfalls with my tiny wood slices. I make art that is natural, playful and lifts people’s spirits. But I also want my artwork to be about myself, like a diary. Each piece is created with the care one would use writing a letter to a loved one or friend. Bright, fun, and unusual subjects attract and inspire me to work in new directions. Mysterious creatures/objects such as magic mushroom and jellyfish, gravity, Illusions and Waves are recurring themes in my work. My work is featured in Studio Visit magazine Vol. 19, 20, 28, 30, 34, and 35 issued 2017 February, and upcoming publication 2017 Summer Vol.37/38, and several other international publications printed in Tokyo, London, Dublin, Athens- Greece and NY. My artwork has been exhibited throughout the USA more than 20 states. In 2016 my artwork was selected for the permanent collection by City of Seattle and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and the work will be exhibited in public buildings owned by SPU and City of Seattle. City of Kent has also collected one of my abstract artworks, thankfully. CBS Seattle News named Naoko Morisawa Studio as one of Best 5 Seattle local Artists in 2016. I am currently developing a new body of work using other materials such as paper, cardboard and garden hose etc in addition to wood mosaic art-form. My newest works both wood mosaics and paper mosaics are currently exhibited at Frederick Holmes and Company- Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery in Pioneer Square, Seattle WA.

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Art Reveal Magazine no. 35  

Danielle van Ameijde, Bambi, Frederick Bamfo, Sepideh Behrouzian, Ana Maria Butnaru, Katya Fialkova, Josh Huxham, Ulrik Mikkelsen, Naoko Mor...

Art Reveal Magazine no. 35  

Danielle van Ameijde, Bambi, Frederick Bamfo, Sepideh Behrouzian, Ana Maria Butnaru, Katya Fialkova, Josh Huxham, Ulrik Mikkelsen, Naoko Mor...

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