Fusuma Drawing

Yomoyama-So Residency 2008: Ibaraki, Japan.

Fusuma are sliding screen doors made of heavy paper and wood and are found in traditional Japanese houses. They typically carry illustrations of scenes from nature. They are designed to define and conceal spaces, yet the privacy they afford is limited.
At the Yomoyama-So art residency in Ibaraki, Japan, I added my own drawings to four of the Fusuma in the 300-year old Yomoyama-So house. They are my reaction to the ways in which sexuality is represented, talked about and not talked about in modern day Japan, and are ultimately self-portraits.

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