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Aya Kawabata

The Whale Ate the Rainy Night Sky at the Bottom of the Sea; The Polar Bear Is Eating Vanilla Ice Cream at the North Pole; The Ghost’s Favorite Place Is Your Shadow on a Sunny Day

paper, wood, ink, parasitic white ink print on the white paper; clear ink on the clear film; black ink on the black paper, 2014, 20"w x 27"h x 3"d (each)

The drawings express unclear feelings. Usually the role of a poster is to inform or express a strong message, and we get the message very quickly by the visual image. Each sentence implies the color palette. The words are very difficult to read, but if you take a moment and find the message, you will get a happy feeling as if you had discovered an octopus that you previously thought was a rock at the bottom of an aquarium. In this work, I change the concept of communication. These drawings require time to figure out the message, and you have to step up to the drawings to figure them out. If you enjoy the moments while looking at these works, I am very happy.

 

Aya Kawabata - The Whale Ate the Rainy Night Sky at the Bottom of the Sea; The Polar Bear Is Eating Vanilla Ice Cream at the North Pole; The Ghost’s Favorite Place Is Your Shadow on a Sunny Day

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