What the Fukunishi!?
A couple months ago, local gallery and printshop Graven Feather put out a call for submissions for the wonderfully titled “What the Fukunishi!?” show, where participants were invited to use fukunishi washi however they’d like, to create works to exhibit in a group show.
This paper comes in 3 colours: Nemu (yellow), Sakura (pink), Akebi (grey). I was able to integrate every colour into each of my two pieces, Hira Hira and Pika Pika. My pieces were made by combining fukunishi printed with two colour layers of pink litho ink, with bare fukunishi sheets and some tengu-jo. I used some metallic pigment on the printed sheets which I purchased at PIGMENT in Tokyo. I added some origami pleated to show the reflective qualities of the pigment and try to add more dimension to the papers. I aimed to create pieces that recall noren or washi curtains.