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After the Rain

by Erin Nicholls
Labrador AU
$29.00
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The Artwork

This is the 8th artwork I've created for my "Year in Japan" series, of which there are 12 pieces - one for each month. This piece represents a month in Autumn. The series captures everyday scenes in Japan in an attempt to convey the Japanese phrase 物の哀れ 'mono no aware' - the gentle sadness of things. This refers to the ephemeral, transitory nature of the world, which in turn evokes a greater appreciation for things which are quick to disappear, such as cherry blossoms. The scenes I portray are fleeting moments in time, where the figures, objects and light will only be in that exact state for a moment, never to be repeated. Furthering this concept, each piece also represents a different month of the year, highlighting the passage of time through the seasons. The works all feature a lone man with his back to the viewer, giving a glimpse into the life of a faceless stranger. The style I used was inspired by Studio Ghibli animation and traditional Japanese woodblock prints. The original artwork was created using Copic markers and coloured pencil. The work depicts a young couple going to a restaurant for dinner. My lone man is walking past carrying his shopping. It is a bittersweet image as the young couple are happy on their way out for a romantic dinner, while the lone man, bathed in blue, walks home alone.

The Artist

How do you work? I work from home at my desk. I create works on paper with Copic markers and pencil so I do not need a proper studio for that.
Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time artist? I'm a full time artist.
What inspires you? Japanese animation, architecture, design, nature
Name three artists that you respect? Gustav Klimt, Monet, Van Gogh
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