Return your eyes on the entire work again. Black lines and white space are seen there. This blank is the most important thing in a Japanese sense of beauty. This blank is intentional. Japanese feel the sound of the lines and project their own feelings here. Now the work is completed at last.
After beginning to engrave characters on animals’ bones 4000 years ago, Chinese believe that characters have power and they have been valuing them. They pursued not only a practical side of characters to tell meanings correctly, but also the artistic side of them. They created various styles of characters over time. SHO has been developed mainly to draw characters beautifully in Japan as well.
However, I am trying to be free from the restriction of “meanings of characters” by giving priority more in another beauty of SHO, lines, and to convey my feelings straightly by SHO. I believe that this expression of the line, the throb of life, is a primitive means that everyone can sympathize without the language barrier.
Silver and gold, the basic materials of japanese paintings, gave me more freedom. And my destiny place, Mexico, inspired me a lot for this work. I felt the strong energy of nature with the image of Mexico and it made me draw this work.