Kimono Seasons
This series integrates the subtlety of Eastern lore with the vibrancy of western realism to create stunning and graceful "moments of heart and inner being" through the central symbolic theme of Kimono tapestries.

Aki: Looking For Release


Aki: Looking For Release
Kimono Seasons Collection

Aki: Looking For Release
The Japanese word for fall is Aki

 
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Fan Mon Symbol

These two Symbols are Mons.
A Mon is a Japanese family crest.
These particular Mons are BAMBOO LEAVES.
These motifs are hand-painted repeatedly throughout the kimono as a pattern.

 

She runs through the forest LOOKING FOR RELEASE.
Suddenly the autumn winds bend back the bamboo maze
and there, before her, lays the path of her exodus.

Medium: watercolor, gouache, and color pencil
Original size: 14" x 28"
Created 1996 and published copyrighted 1997
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo


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