Time Capsules opening (On my Drypoint work)

Those drypoint were made from my old drawings, depicting everyday objects and holiday scenes. The drawings were like visual journals back then, when I was living in Saitama prefecture in Japan during 2000-2006. Tracing back my own drawings brought me to the particular memories of the objects and places, and also to the memory of observing such details when I drew. It is like opening a short-term time capsules. I like drawing and to me, any act of mark-making (pencil drawing, smudging, scratching and even cutting) are drawing. Drypoint technique enables me to explore one of these modes of drawing. It makes my hand work in a different way than usual drawing, stimulates my thought process as I have to think about tones while drawing, and has a warm effect of the lines when printed on paper.


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