03 September 2010

Untitled Work

Here is the finished work that I have been working on, on-and-off for almost a month. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. My personal artwork began to change ever since I was living in Japan, and most of my art now stems from the memories of living there. Sometimes I'l use stock images from online, but I try to use the photos I took there. I can incorporate colors, images, buildings, people, culture, and textures into these works. I'm trying to pinpoint my own style, and for whatever reason, being in Japan (or maybe just being in another country for the first time) helped me to begin that process. I miss Japan, and a part of me will always be very sad that I am not living there anymore. I don't know when we'll get to go back, but I hope it's soon! Please click for a bigger size.


gaijinwife said...

Thats great! Can I ask whats with the deer?

ローラ said...

Hmm. I guess the deer could represent how Japan mingles the new with the old, nature with the man-made. He is standing amongst people with cell phones, a bit of a train station, and power-lines in the distance.

It's actually from a photograph I took of one of the deer in Nara.

gaijinwife said...

aha :D thankyou. Love the deers at Nara - So friendly and the eat anything. Baby climbing up leg.... shite Ryu.. sending you very good news vibes. Hope they arrive soon. Also hope you get to come back to Japan too. ALways miss Japan when I'm not here :)