“Grow Up” - Inspiration from Japan
The new limited “Grow Up” collection is inspired by my trip to the Japanese capital Tokyo last fall.
The first thing I noticed when I came to Tokyo was all the green plants growing from every little spot in the city. Walking down the streets it seemed like everyone living in the city had their own small micro garden in front of their property.
I like the random and messy green look that blurs the line between public and private space. Also, I love the idea that every little property contributes to a greener world.
These beautiful green streets of Tokyo harmonize with my fascination of the Japanese aesthetics and the Wabi-Sabi world view based on the beauty of the imperfect, incomplete and ephemeral. An appreciation of asymmetry, simplicity and the ongoing processes of nature are also important aspects of the Wabi-Sabi aesthetics. Something I find very inspiring in my work too.
Growing Into a New Collection
In the new “Grow Up” collection the twenty-two unique art pieces are created by combining both water coloring and sewing. It is the blend between the natural and organic shapes from the watercolor together with the imperfect, asymmetric and incomplete in the sewing thread that complies with the Japanese aesthetics. Each creation in the collection is unique with its own special illustration. The art pieces all represent the diversity of plants and the different shades of green you will find in the botanical universe.
Size 26x18 cm. 300 g rough art paper. 100 % cotton paper.
The exclusive "Grow up" collection is available in the shop right here.
Photos/styling by Studio Oink.