Four Seasons in Japan Third Installation Winter Fuji ______ January 1996
One Hundred Ema Boards are drawn with ash dust depicting Hokusai's book 100 Views of Fuji They hang under the large view of Fuji, drawn in rice noodles and above a Fuji sawdust garden
This installation in three parts has many references to the spirit and character of the sacred volcano Fuji san and the famous painter Katsushika Hokusai and ema oards.
Emas are small wooden boards that Japanese buy at Shines and Temples to write their good luck and future wishes onto for the coming year.
The '100 Views of Winter' are extracted views made with Fuji dust on wooden ema boards - 99 of them are emas and the large one is the actual size of a Tatami mat. This is made with clear noodles. The clay and sawdust garden elements reflect the importance of Fuji as in the garden of Daisin-in in Kyoto.
The piece '46 views of Winter,' are taken from Hokusai's prints. Fuji is extracted from each print and drawn on ema-shaped rice paper forms.
1995 June 1995
1995 Sept 1995
1996 Jan 1996
1996 April 1996
The seasons in Japan are opposite to Australia, and these installations were shown during each season over a twelve month period. Summer Fan - June14th,1995 Autumn Gingko - September 6th,1995 Winter Fuji - January 17th,1996 Spring Umbrella - April 26th, 1996