Electric Butterflies Art Installation – Photos and Video

Fully set up at Kotoriya Studio at Shiro Oni Studios in Onishi, Gunma Japan, Electric Butterflies had it’s debut during Onishi’s Natsu Matsuri. Created during my Artist Residency there, Electric Butterflies is an art installation exploring the demise & disposal of the electronic personality. A technological reclamation art installation project combining metals and fibers. WhatContinue reading “Electric Butterflies Art Installation – Photos and Video”

Open Studio Invitation- Electric Butterflies Art Installation

Come for the Open Studio, stay for the Summer Festival (Natsu Matsuri) in Onishi! Grab your Suica Card and jump on the train. Get out of the big city for a summer day trip! My latest work is an installation piece entitled: – Electric Butterflies – Demise & Disposal of the electronic personality. A technologicalContinue reading “Open Studio Invitation- Electric Butterflies Art Installation”

Art Decisions and more Residency Adventures

Photos from my second week of Artist Residency at Shiro Oni Studio: I absolutely love the blue wire & yarn crocheted butterfly I created as a centerpiece for my Electric Butterfly Art Installation however the installation said it wasn’t right.  I changed it to one of the bright neon yellow butterflies I created and theContinue reading “Art Decisions and more Residency Adventures”

Progress Report – Shiro Oni Studios Artist Residency

One week done and only one week left to go! More photos of my adventures and the work I’ve been doing on my Electric Butterflies art installation project:  June is the rainy season here in Japan and the raindrops clinging to this momiji (Japanese Maple) in the pale morning light were a lovely sight asContinue reading “Progress Report – Shiro Oni Studios Artist Residency”

Busy Week at Artist Residency in Gunma, Japan

An artist residency here at Shiro Oni Studio is about more than just making art. There’s making connections, eating amazing food, and learning new skills. Zipping around this little rural space on a hot pink fixed gear bike has been great fun. Here’s a random photo collection from this past week:  Wifi!  Not liking thisContinue reading “Busy Week at Artist Residency in Gunma, Japan”

First 48 Hours at Shiro Oni Studios

My first artist residency and already I’m loving just one more reason to be an artist! Onishi, in Gunma Prefecure, Japan is a very small town just outside Tokyo. Easy to get here by train, bus and/or car for a quick day trip yet still seems to be untouched by the big city life. ThatContinue reading “First 48 Hours at Shiro Oni Studios”

The Happy Accident: Following through on a Butterfly Mistake

As I sit and enjoy my meditative crocheting moments I often forget to count and all too often this leads to detrimental mistakes in my work which then needs to be ripped back and redone. Sometimes I just go with the flow and don’t worry if my cute little cherry blossom suddenly has 6 petals.Continue reading “The Happy Accident: Following through on a Butterfly Mistake”