Bamboo 竹, 2020
Acrylic & Gouache on Wood Panel
10 x 10 x 1 in
Signed on Back
"Each piece in this series represents 松竹梅 (pine-bamboo-plum), plants that are considered symbols of fortune and strength in Japan. Pine Bamboo and Plum all thrive during the extreme winters of Japan, and they’ve historically brought beauty for the people to enjoy, even in the harshest of climates. The three female figures depicted alongside these symbols of fortune are poised with vigor and vitality, while maintaining a soft mystic. They represent the feminine embodiment of the spirits of 松竹梅."—Maya Fuji
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Japan and raised in the Bay Area, Maya Fuji is inspired by both her cultural heritage as well as the local microcosms of the SF Bay Area. She is fascinated by themes of traditional Japanese mythology and folklore, and blends these with her own experiences of being issei (first generation) in the United States. Soft feminine figures float through her work, encompassing abstraction, texture, vulnerability, and mystique. She layers pops of color and shape to explore her relationship to the passing of time, and to contemplate hidden meanings in the lore of her ancestors. Each piece has a story to tell—historical legends, lessons and ghost stories of the floating world era, reimagined through the lens of the digital age.
HANGING & CARE
Artwork is ready to hang on the wall (nail and hook needed). Dust with a microfiber cloth to clean.
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