Garden Of Life/ Chart Of Animism
This exhibition features long patch paper murals combining mixed media techniques of papermaking, painting, staining, printmaking, and collage and explores animist imagery from folklore and mythologies. Ihaya's work is based in printmaking techniques of etching and chine colle. Her work evokes the natural world and uses archetypal images in a new and exciting way.
Because of my deep desire to explore the origins and co-existence of all living things, I have a long-lasting interest in such subjects as the philosophy of animism, folklore, mythology, and the natural environment. Through daily contemplation, fascinating symbols of cosmos, natural objects, and old artifacts occur repeatedly in my mind. I communicate with them and interpret them visually on paper. Then, each symbol starts relating to the others through channels that together create a chart of wholeness.

This program has 58 archive items