Kokeshi group show at Subtext in SanDiego Ca.
Opening reception : Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 6-10pm
"In celebration of Bunka-no-hi – a Japanese national holiday promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavour – Subtext and guest curator, Christina Conway, have carefully selected over 75 artists from 13 different countries to customize traditional Japanese Kokeshi dolls. The Kokeshi doll is a traditional folk art form of Japan, dating back to approximately 1830. Originally made by craftsmen during the winter months for sale to tourists, they have come to symbolize Japan to people around the world."
sneak peaks at Designcandy's flickr.
list and pics of all artists here
update: full set here.
first time(i think) painting on a wooden three dimensional surface.
made me wish i had full access to a woodshop so i can cut and sand and carve different shapes and panels. *daydreams~*