Light / Shadow
Our lives are surrounded with opposite forces corresponding with each other. Everyday, every moment, we each balance ourselves inwards and outwards, consciously and unconsciously. In this presentation of works I sat and faced my own light and shadow within. Observing the movement that is continuously shifting, like a tide in the ocean. To stand in balance wherever we find ourselves, moment to moment, ... more >> Inhale / Exhale
Light / Shadow
Our lives are surrounded with opposite forces corresponding with each other. Everyday, every moment, we each balance ourselves inwards and outwards, consciously and unconsciously. In this presentation of works I sat and faced my own light and shadow within. Observing the movement that is continuously shifting, like a tide in the ocean. To stand in balance wherever we find ourselves, moment to moment, each coming of the day.
These paintings kindly ask you to be present with stillness. To perceive the balance within, for the two opposing forces to unite with harmony.
Salted painting: In Japan, salt is a sacred object. It is used in the rituals for purification of energy, spirit, and space, as well as shielding spaces. Ever since I was a child, salt has played a big role in my life. In the healing of body, purification of the spirit, and cleansing of the surroundings. Naturally salt has united into my paintings as a way of painting ritual.
In the process of making the salted painting, it begins with a single word. At this point of departure, I explore the depths of the word. This leads my hands to write words that flow into consciousness. The colors of the chakra follow, sealing the words inside the painting. As the final process of the ritual, cultivation and the crystallization of salt happen on the painting for its own purification and shield.
These paintings are breathing just as we are.
Matters that require attention
These paintings are extremely delicate and fragile. Please understand and agree to the notes below, when considering a purchase.
Paintings are made in a Humidity 70% location.
Please DO NOT store in a high humid location. When the painting is stored in a highly humid location, salt on the painting may absorb moisture in the air and moisture may drip from the painting.
Salt is a natural mineral. In time, it may crack and break off from the painting.
Salted painting is breathing, just like we are. As time passes, if you could enjoy the shift and changes may occur in the painting, we would truly appreciate it.
Inhale / Exhale
Light / Shadow
古くから日本では、お塩は調味料としてだけではなく神聖なものとして考えられ、心身、そして場のお清めの儀式などにも使われて来ました。幼少期から今に至るまで、お塩に清め、癒されて来た私にとって、先人の知恵とお塩に敬意と感謝が生まれ、自然とお塩と絵が融合していきました。 Salted painting は、私達と同じように呼吸をしています。
“What is Your Balance?” by Moe Maeda
Opening party: February 22nd (Sat), 2020 5pm to 8pm
Artist Live Performance: 5:30pm to 6 pm (30min）
Exhibition: February 22nd-March 31st, 2020
Location 2146 Sacramento St.
Los Angeles, CA