Aomi Kikuchi-USA-Brooklyn

Full Name
Aomi Kikuchi
Country where you live
USA
City where you live
Brooklyn
Artist Statement

When I work, I always embrace the idea of living “a mindful life.”
The source of my inspiration is Zen philosophy, specifically: impermanence, insubstantiality, and dissatisfaction or suffering—referred to in Japanese as Mujo, Muga, and Ku
, respectively. Through my artistic exploration, I aim to raise awareness that acceptance of impermanence and insubstantiality can liberate us from dissatisfaction and suffering. These understanding can lead people to have “a mindful life.” My choice of materials and techniques are based on the recurring themes of finiteness and vulnerability.

Mercy
Year 2017
Materials – Silk Organza, Acid Dyes Size- 70 inches x 55 inches
Yuzen Method
Three-layered silk organza is dyed in one time. Lines are made by gold and silver Japanese sumi ink instead of rice glue.
This is an image of Buddha being surrounded by flowers and creatures as his mind is full of mercy.
Lovely Neighbor
Year:2019
Dimension:43 x43 inches
Material: Three Layered Silk Organza, Acid Dye, Pigment
Method: Original based on Yuzen Kimono Dye
This work was made to wish that Japan and Korea can stay good neighbors: symbolizing two countries with the national flower the Korean rose and Cherry Blossom.
Rescue
Year:2017
Dimension: 87 x 69 inches
Material: Three Layered Silk Organza, Acid Dye, Pigment
Method: Original based on Yuzen Kimono Dye
This is an image of Mercy of Buddha, tries to rescue a goldfish going to the hell mistakenly with a white fabric.
The red flower is a symbol of death in Japan.

Moment
Year: 2018
Dimension: 78 x 55 inches
Material: Three Layered Silk Organza, Acid Dye, Pigment
Method: Original based on Yusen Kimono Dye
This is the peak moment of ephemeral of my mother’s life. She became a single mother and died when she was 37 years old.
Ephemeral of her life shows me nothing is permanent and how important each moment is.
Artist Bio

Aomi Kikuchi is a creator of innovative fine arts inspired by Zen Philosophy, specifically: impermanence, insubstantiality, and suffering. She started her career as a fashion designer, and she has a professional Yuzen Kimono Dyeing skills with over twenty-five years career. While she has a strong obsession with silk fabrics, she tries other materials, which have femininity and fragility such as fiber, goose down, and cotton flower. Her artistic practice has been expanding from two- dimensional work to sculpture, installation, and film work. She received BFA from Kyoto University Art and Design, and MFA from Pratt Institute.

 

3 to 5 Entries $23
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$23.00

 

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