My desire to create art comes from my search for the meaning of our existence. I use my artwork as a key to understand others and myself. The most precious thing in my life is the growth process. Art is my guide and mentor....
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Fall Exhibition Schedule
Today is September 11th, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States of America. America eventually plunged into war in Iraq in the wake of this day. There is a beautiful blue sky, the same as 12 years ago. Under the blue sky, killing continues today. Military intervention against Syria is now being considered. I remember one woman, who was a 911 survivor, said on the radio that she didn't want anyone to experience that kind of horror ever again. I dedicate a moment of silence to the victims around the world.
I will be in Japan from Oct.1 until Nov.21 to participate in exhibitions. My fall exhibition schedule is below.
Art critic Yasushi Kurabayashi wrote an article last year which included my work.It will be part of a book called "Art and Disaster" which will be published this month by Biocity: http://www.bookend.co.jp/biocityThere will be a panel discussion celebrating the publication on September 14th in Tokyo. Click here for details
Yasuyo Tanaka became involved in bookbinding and papermaking in 2000. She has worked as a book conservation technician at the libraries of New York Botanical Gardens and Union Theological Seminary as well as for independent artists and bookbinders. She has taught workshops and given lectures at Poznon Academy of Fine Art in Poland, Vilnius Graphic Arts Center in Lithuania, Tochigi Prefectural Museum in Japan, and the Center for Book Arts in NYC.