Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Inspired By: Kako Ueda

I came across Japanese papercutter Kako Ueda while doing some research for an upcoming commissioned work.  Her lacey nightmares blow me away.

Many of the images below come from her show at George Adams Gallery called "New Cut Paper Studies." This work incorporates colorful, painterly elements within the lacey webs.  Her latest work explores the idea of fright, and features such beings as clowns, ravens, spiders, and ghosts.  But the nightmares are truly lovely to behold, embellished as they are with careful detail by the artist.  Would that we could all approach our fears with such honor and grace.

You can find Kako's website HERE at www.kakoueda.com.  Enjoy!

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