Just now I’m making new work themed 4 major elements. This time, I draw pictures on both sides of a rectangular board of about 25x100cm. This material is a bargain board sold at a nearby home center by chance. One side has a fire theme and the other side has a water theme. The earth and wind theme will be made next. I still don’t have a clear answer as to why I chose to express these elements, because I always get inspiration suddenly. I mostly get the answer after the work is completed. Anyways, I thought it would be wonderful if I could have a humanity such as a passion like fire, a purity like water, a warmth like the earth, and a freedom like the wind.
Apparently, I caught a summer cold (?). Two days ago, I ate rice that was about to spoil and my belly got sick, I got a slight fever from yesterday. The smell of rice was no problem but the taste of it was not good after cooking…but I was so hungry at that time and it was troublesome to cook again, so I ate it all while feeling bad tastes. It’s better to not to eat rotten food lol. I’ll be careful from now on. (P.S. I got fine after watching my recent favorite performance “Wiggle Wine” while dancing together:))
The cubed work “four seasons series” was all completed. This work expresses the beauty of changes in flora and fauna as the seasons change, as well as changes in the colors of the sea, sky, and nature. Nature always reminds us of the beauty of this world. Nowadays, many incidents that make us pessimistic happen and shock our hearts. At such times, the beauty of nature and beautiful things such as music and art heals our heart. And I feel that trivial things that can not be visualized such as people’s kindness and virtues actually save us a lot. What I can do is express beauty through art, so if people who see my art will feel a little happiness, I’d be so happy😊
My sharemates, who were attending an artist-in-residence in Berlin two years ago, returned to Berlin from London yesterday. I’ll meet them for the first time in two years. Really looking forward to seeing them, super!!
The solo exhibition currently being held at the cafe is likely to end at the end of July. I was very happy to be able to exhibit it for almost half a year. The schedule for the next exhibition is undecided, but I’d be happy if something was decided. Few days ago, I started to make a new cubed work “Autumn”. This time I’ll record the work process in videos and photos. At first glance, seems that it doesn’t look like a painting because it’s too detailed, so I think it would be better to shoot it. I decided its design by myself , but it’s a work that takes a lot of time to make, how hard it is… but it’s also fun:)
440Hz is standard for modern pianos, but my piano has a setting of 415Hz, which is a semitone lower. Until today I haven’t noticed that it’s a semitone lower because I don’t have perfect pitch:p The tuner told me that if I set it to 440Hz, the strings could break, so it may be that the piano was originally made at 415Hz and was maintained it for a long period. The standard pitch in the Baroque era is 415Hz, but my piano is maybe not so old. However, the era from Bach to Debussy, they are generally composed in classical tunes, and 415Hz seems to be suitable for playing their songs beautifully. I started reading Tchaikovsky’s songs last week, I’ll do my best to practice so that I can play it beautifully.
In the process of inheriting traditional Japanese culture and martial arts, there is the word “shuhari”. The first step is to learn traditions and forms (keep; Syu), then the second step to apply and improve the forms (break; Ha), and the third step to become independent and create the new forms (separation; Ri). I feel that I have finally found the “Ri” in my Japanese painting. When I was in Japan, I was mainly learning from a teacher who makes Japanese paintings with academic techniques, so I also started by making academic (?) works. However, the subject I wanted to paint gradually changed, and I started searching for my own expressions for Japanese painting, but I was straying because I couldn’t find a clear uniqueness. Since I came to Germany, I have been able to break the common sense of Japanese painting that I was trapped in by interacting with a lot of free art and people, and now I am enjoying making works very much. I’ll continue to pursue my original Japanese painting art 🙂
A new cubed work was completed. Previous theme was spring and this one is summer. I expressed the color of scenery becoming vivid by summer’s sunshine. While making I always listen some music via YouTube, and this time I was into the play by pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii. His piano has no quirks and the sound is really beautiful, so it touches my heart. It’s wonderful to be able to impress people with beautiful sounds. I also aim to be an artist who can impress people with beautiful works:)
White asparagus is the seasonal vegetable in spring in Germany. I bought it and tried to cook it, but I didn’t know the standard German seasoning, so I grilled it in butter and soy sauce. It was tasty good:) But next time I’m going to try German-style seasoning (maybe cream taste??).
I made my debut as a piano teacher from today (Btw, when I was a college student, I sometimes taught instead of my piano teacher). My friend’s daughter was looking for a piano teacher, and she came to learn it immediately because she got interested in my piano. She wants to be a singer and be able to sing while playing the piano. Her singing voice is very beautiful and she has good ears and the sense of sound, so I’m sure she will improve quickly. And also, for me, it’s good opportunity to re-study the fundamentals of the piano by teaching her it, it’s thankful. And I’ll learn music terms in English and German from now on, it’s exciting🎼