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2018

CURRENTLY ON VIEW

EIGHT SELECTED WORKS: 100 DAYS OF BLOOMING LOVE 
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA
October through November 2018

 While drawing these plants in a 100 day practice in 2015, I realized how much we are like them. Though we live in a different way, a different form and timescale, we are the roses, the daffodils, the redwood trees and the gardenia -- we are the choices we make, we are beautiful sadness, we are strength, we are gentleness. We are all these things and more when we make the time to notice.  I’ve always felt these flowers are like warrior messengers. My hope is that each of the drawings will remind those who encounter them that they can find the same beauty and power embodied in these plants within themselves.

While drawing these plants in a 100 day practice in 2015, I realized how much we are like them. Though we live in a different way, a different form and timescale, we are the roses, the daffodils, the redwood trees and the gardenia -- we are the choices we make, we are beautiful sadness, we are strength, we are gentleness. We are all these things and more when we make the time to notice.

I’ve always felt these flowers are like warrior messengers. My hope is that each of the drawings will remind those who encounter them that they can find the same beauty and power embodied in these plants within themselves.


OTHER 2018 PROJECTS  In the quiet places of life, there have been some art projects brewing that feel ready to be born into words…that beautiful transformation of a thought to an idea to words that Olafur Eliasson so eloquently writes about:

...where the known and the unknown meet, where reality and dreams intertwine. This is the space where negotiations take place, where you realize that reality is relative – that you can change what is real. This is also where words start to arrive…
— from Nothingness is Not Nothing at All

Here’s a preview of what has been brewing in my silence:

1. An imagined land art project: what lies beneath?
2. Papermaking: preserving culture and connection
3. The color of music
4. Gratitude blooming

Stay tuned for more…


 

2017

 
Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty
— IN PRAISE OF SHADOWS BY JUNICHIRO TANIKAZI

NOV 11 - 12, 2017: Come see art by Arlene Kim Suda and the architects at Blue Truck and join us in praise of shadows at SF Open Studios, 1890 Bryant St, where over 100 artists will be showing work over the weekend.

For a full description of the Shadows of Sound exhibit, check out the latest Studio Love blog entry.

 

Impromptu in E-flat Major D. 946
(Franz Schubert)

2017, sumi ink on paper, 14 x 11 inches each