Erin Nicholls
Erin Nicholls

Brisbane, Australia

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Textured cotton rag. French cold press. Natural, off white. 320gsm. Medium texture, matte. Acid free.

Description

"A Year in Japan" series - Spring.

This is a LARGE limited edition print. The print is signed, numbered and titled. The dimensions are for the size of the image, not the paper. There is a white border for framing. For this print I have used a high quality, textured paper. The paper colour is slightly off white and more in keeping with the paper used for the original. You can see the texture of the paper in the photo.

This is the seventh artwork I've created for this series, of which there is 12 in total - one for each month. My "Year in Japan" series captures everyday scenes in Japan in an attempt to convey the Japanese phrase 物の哀れ 'mono no aware' - the gentle sadness of things. This refers to the ephemeral, transitory nature of the world, which in turn evokes a greater appreciation for things which are quick to disappear, such as cherry blossoms. The scenes I portray are fleeting moments in time, where the figures, objects and light will only be in that exact state for a moment, never to be repeated. Furthering this concept, each piece also represents a different month of the year, highlighting the passage of time through the seasons. The works all feature a lone man with his back to the viewer, giving a glimpse into the life of a faceless stranger. The style I used was inspired by Studio Ghibli animation and traditional Japanese woodblock prints.

This illustration shows my lone figure walking along a cobblestone laneway, past traditional Japanese style buildings. There is a forest in the distance and a cherry tree, covered in blossoms, filling a large portion of the image. It is a peaceful and quiet scene, contrasting nature with the modern electrical wires.

As with each work in the series, my name is written in small black writing within the work.

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